Rachel is an award-winning director, writer and video editor from New York City. Her work emphasises queer narratives, surrealist humour, and pop culture.
Rachel graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, recognition as a Multimedia Literacy Scholar and recipient of the USC Discovery Award. She has also studied at New York Universityʼs Playwrights Horizon Theatre School.
Before pursuing MFA (Directing) at NIDA, Rachel was the Managing Editor of New York Theatre Review and Artistic Director of Brain Melt Consortium. Her work has been hailed as
ʻtriumphantly weirdʼ by io9.com, ʻexperimental theatre at its finestʼ by Center On the Aisle, and ʻglorious fun!ʼ by Hi Drama.
Her NIDA directing credits include The Show That Smells, Far Away, Vampire Haunted House, Deep End by Eliza and the Delusionals (triple j Unearthed music video) and Video Portrait: Natalia Harvey (Australian Chamber Orchestra).
In addition to her artistic work, Rachel has travelled to over 40 countries, worked backstage on the Emmy and Academy Awards, taught incarcerated youth in Rikers Prison, been a museum docent, and multimedia educator.
While at NIDA, Rachel has been cultivating an aesthetic nicknamed Sex, Death, and Rainbows. This is the artistic pursuit of horror comedy, bizarre love stories, and playful chaos.