Here, All Dwell Free
Rachel music directed this original virtual adaptation of The Handless Maiden folktale featuring an ensemble of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing performers. The show utilizes a score inspired by bluegrass, gospel, and indie folk music. Learn more here.
Jukebox Musicals Workshop
Rachel is partnering with C & C Impact Youth Theater in San Antonio, Texas, to lead students through a collaborative process of devising their own original jukebox musical.
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."
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."
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.