Inch by Inch is a one-act by Rachel Graf Evans. When Bridget and Tom return to Bridget's hometown for her mother's funeral, Bridget learns that she has inherited the house and vegetable garden. However, only once she reconciles her deep-seated fears about family and identity will the garden let her escape.
The play began as an imagining of the manifestation of the seven stages of grief, evolving into a two person show that follows Bridget through her journey of mourning her mother's passing. While the piece takes place within 24 hours of tangible time, it explores the confusion of linear time by incorporating dance and movement into the dialogue and transitions. The garden itself is a fantastical and mystical element, and comes to represent the Mother, both biological and Earth. Additionally, the piece explores the tensions between childhood home and adult home, and the question of where we fit in once we've grown up.