Born in the UK, Rachel moved to New York City at the age of 8 and has lived here since. She grew up between Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Chinatowns and attended Stuyvesant High School in Tribeca.
She received her BFA in acting from NYU Tisch, where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute, the Experimental Theater Wing, Shanghai Theater Academy, and ITW Amsterdam. She has devised and developed work with Aaron Landsman, Karmenlara Ely, Niegel Smith, John Jesurun, and many artists she greatly admires. She has worked at: Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Flea Theater, the Tank, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, the Lark, Signature Theatre, and more. World premieres include: Ajax by A.R. Gurney (New York Times Critics' Pick), Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love by Mallery Avidon, Fat Kids on Fire by Bekah Brunstetter, and Women (New York Times Critics' Pick, Best of Hollywood Fringe, Best Ensemble) by Chiara Atik. From 2015-2017 she produced Serials at the Flea Theater, a late night episodic play festival.
Her podcast Upstage Left is now available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere podcasts are available. Sometimes she writes, often about heartbreak. She is a 2019 Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellow at Town Stages where she is developing a solo show. She is a fan of crossword puzzles, 90s nostalgia, and 24 hour diners. She hopes to someday own both, a dog and a dishwasher.
Rachel directs for 52nd Street Project’s Out of the Blue play festival featuring 9 and 10 year old playwrights. Tickets are free! March 22-24.
Frankenstein by Eric Schmiedl as part of the IGNITE festival at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis directed by Seth Gordon.
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