Walks of Life
Rachel's new auditory play, "Konstantin," is featured in Episode Two of Walks of Life by Blindspot Collective. Commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse as part of their Digital WOW programming, Walks of Life is a series of auditory plays where "participants experience the performance while walking independently through their own neighborhoods, and...are introduced to characters and stories that might be unfolding in the homes around them."
Verbatim Performance Lab
Having previously appeared in their productions of The Grab 'Em Tapes, The Kavanaugh Files, and You Can't Unring the Bell, Rachel was named a Core Ensemble Member with Verbatim Performance Lab — a company which "produces content that challenges accepted political, cultural, and social narratives, while embracing the philosophy that social change emerges from dialogue, not monologue."
Last Night in Town
After several successful workshop productions in New York and California, Rachel and her collaborators are working on an updated version of Last Night in Town–an immersive song-cycle based on the music of Ben Folds.
The Winter's Tale
Rachel music directed this multi-disciplinary, socially-distanced production of The Winter's Tale with a neurodiverse ensemble of teenagers from across the U.S. Part of NYU's Looking for Shakespeare program.
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Rachel spent most of 2019 exploring the Caribbean while playing Rosie, 1/3 of the Dynamos, on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas.
The Phenomenon of the Acting Bug
Rachel recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from NYU with her dissertation, "The Phenomenon of the Acting Bug: Interrogations of Self-Identification and Career Decision-Making Processes of Professional Actors."
Rachel appeared Off Broadway as Brenda King, a gender-reversed characterization of Donald Trump, in this verbatim re-staging of excerpts of the 2016 Presidential debates. The performance was featured in The New York Times and The Guardian, as well as MSNBC Live with Steve Kornacki.
My Other Job
Rachel was awarded "Best Director" at NYSummerfest for her work on My Other Job. The play, co-written by Rachel and Cali Moore, was nominated for 7 awards including Best Play. My Other Job has been published in Arts Praxis Journal.