Rachel fell in love with theatre at the tender age of five when she performed for the first time as a member of the children’s chorus in a community theatre production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and she has been carefully developing her craft ever since. Though she began as a performer, she has discovered an equal inclination towards management and direction, allowing her to become even more active in the theatre scene in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
While at North Dakota State University, she’s worked as prop designer, assistant stage manager and stage manager for shows like Mr. Marmalade, The Quarantined, Tales of the Lost Formicans, Treefall, and Servant of Two Masters. She is currently stage manager for Sweeney Todd. She has also been active on the stage, performing in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Comedy of Errors, Oklahoma, Miss Julie, and she is currently in rehearsals for Love’s Labour’s Lost. Rachel has begun working with the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre where she has teaches after school classes and directs children’s shows, such as Aristocats KIDS and Winnie the Pooh, Jr. Her work in management led her to Theatre B this past fall where she was stage manager for Red.
Rachel owes most of her talents in theatre education to a summer spent working as an education intern at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. While there, she worked with their Jr. and Sr. Corps (students aged 11-14 and 14-17) teaching classes, leading workshops, and assistant directing shows like Love’s Labour’s Lost, Macbeth, and The Ramayana.
Rachel is currently working towards degrees in both Theatre and English education.