Guts staged reading with First Kiss Theatre Company at The Brick (Playwright)
Guts received its first staged reading at The Brick in NYC following development in a summer Artists Residency with First Kiss Theater Company/
XOXOLOLA with LakehouseRanchDotPng (Playwright)
XOXOLOLA received its World Premiere production at LakehouseRanchDotPng in Miami, FL, directed by Ali Tallman. The run received excellent reception, and Rachel accepted an offer to join the company as a Resident Artist. She looks forward to producing more of her work with Lakehouse in the coming seasons!
Power Play at the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival (Playwright)
Rachel traveled to Missouri to share a staged reading of Power Play: A Full Length Play about Consent, Bodies, and Fat Liberation.
2022 Artist Residency with First Kiss Theatre Company (Resident Artist, Playwright)
Rachel recently completed a year in residence with FKT, where she has developed her plays JOHN DESERVES TO DIE, XOXOLOLA, and several others. The residency culminated in a reading of JOHN DESERVES TO DIE at The Tank. More on FKT here.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with BOSTON THEATER COMPANY (Actor)
Rachel spent Spring 2022 touring the greater Boston area as a member of BTC's 2022 educational Shakespeare tour.
POWER PLAY WITH ARTISTS' THEATER OF BOSTON (Playwright):
POWER PLAY received a workshop with Artists' Theater of Boston, culminating in a premier public staged reading at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) in March 2022.
The Merchant of Venice YOUTH PROJECT with ACTOR'S SHAKESPEARE PROJECT (Assistant Director)
Rachel developed a performance project based on Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice with a group of phenomenal young artists and director Anneke Reich! Performances Friday 11/19 and Saturday 11/20, 7:30 pm at Charlestown Working Theater. Read more here.
girl power sex positive joy ride with SheNYC Arts Fesitval (Actor)
Rachel made her NYC debut as Karla in the original cast of Zoe Kamil's new play, girl power sex positive joy ride, directed by Sarah Shin at the Connelly Theater! Best friends Mary and Karla are teachers at the same middle class suburban high school they attended together. When straight-laced, insecure Karla sends a tasteful nude that ends up in the wrong hands, old dynamics are called into question and a pair of teens have some very grown-up decisions to make. Read more here.
Amphitrite and Poseidon with Third Citizen Theater Company (Actor, Costume Designer, Props Designer)
Rachel appeared in the title role of Amphitrite in John Minigan's new play Amphitrite and Poseidon: A Memory of Water as part of Third Citizen's Digital Dionysia festival. The performance featured devised dance/movement created in collaboration with director Rose Freudberg.
MARGARET MY NAME WITH Brandeis University Department of Theater Arts (Actor, Playwright):
Rachel spent three years developing MARGARET MY NAME as a senior acting thesis at Brandeis University. Margaret My Name is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry VI parts 1, 2, 3, and Richard III refocused on the oft-neglected Queen Margaret of Anjou. Rachel's adaptation strives to tell the gentle, proud, and ruthless Queen Margaret’s story in its entirety, and to explore the capacity of modern artists to reclaim classical narratives for the women who drive them forward. While the original production was cut short several weeks before opening as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been hard at work revamping the piece! In the meantime, feel free to check out some of the work previously generated for and by this project here.