Current Projects

Two Noble Kinsmen

Summer 2018

Rachel is music directing an original adaptation of this classic work as part of NYU's Looking for Shakespeare program.

The Phenomenon of the Acting Bug

2018

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."

Last Night in Town

After several successful workshop productions in New York and California, Rachel, Amy Cordileone, Donnie Tuel, and collaborators at Blindspot Collective are currently working on the latest version of Last Night in Town–an immersive song-cycle based on the music of Ben Folds.

Recent Work

It Shoulda Been You

Winter 2017

Rachel music directed this hilarious and heartwarming musical comedy at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn.

My Other Job

Summer 2017

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 is also set for publication in an upcoming issue of Arts Praxis Journal.

Her Opponent

Spring 2017

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.

Micro

Fall 2016

Rachel's first short film, "Micro", was an official selection in Cinewest's Women Media Arts and Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. The film enjoyed its World Premiere October 1 & 2 in Sydney Olympic Park. Watch the film here.

Brief Encounter

Spring 2016

Rachel served as the music director for this NYU mainstage production of Emma Rice's adaptation of the classic Noël Coward romance.

Sapien Sapien Sapien

Winter 2016

Rachel appeared as a cast member in Baby Crow Productions' new devised musical about what might happen if a zoo installed a human exhibit - written by Mia Capotorto Sommese and Jonathan Brenner.

Watch the opening number performed at NY Theatre Barn's New Works Series.