Rachel Greene (she/her) is a playwright, performer, and multi-hyphenate theatre artist hungry for explosive, brave, and unapologetic works of theatre. Born and raised in suburban Ohio, she is now proudly based in Boston.
As a playwright, Rachel lovingly crafts multi-dimensional fat woman characters and put them center stage. And not plucky, saccharine Tracy Turnblad-types; she's talking flawed, endearing, sexual, messy, vengeful, powerful fat bodies. Her work most often wrestles with the thorny intersections of consent, agency, power dynamics pushed to their furthest extremes, academia, and gender and sexual politics. Rachel’s plays have been developed and seen recently with The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival, Fresh Ink Theater Company, LakehouseRanchDotPng (where she is a Resident Artist), The Brick, The Tank, Artists’ Theater of Boston, First Kiss Theatre Company (where she completed two consecutive Artist Residencies), and Brandeis University Department of Theater Arts.
As a performer, Rachel is drawn to new plays, Shakespeare (with a fresh twist, please), and adaptations of classical works. Her artistic style is rooted in classical training and ignited by contemporary conversations and influences, specifically the work of female pop and punk music artists. She has performed recently across Boston, NYC, and beyond, at Boston Theater Company, SheNYC Arts Festival, TC Squared Theater, Third Citizen Theatre Co., The Boston Theater Marathon, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Rubber City Theater, and more.
Rachel also works throughout Boston as an educator and arts administrator. She is currently the Social Media Coordinator at the American Repertory Theater.
She has some ambitious long-term goals; Rachel plans to continue creating art that promotes the narratives of fat folks, women, and people of other marginalized bodies and identities. Beyond this, she is a fierce and vocal advocate for actor safety and agency, and aspire to one day earn her certification for intimacy direction. A long-term goal is to develop an intimacy direction practice that focuses on and educates about the intersections of consent/agency with fat and otherwise marginalized bodies.
Rachel holds a BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors awarded for her senior acting thesis, Margaret My Name.