Rachael is a writer, director and dramaturg, originally from the North East and a recent graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Drama Directing MA. During her time at BOVTS she assisted Sally Cookson on her production of Three Seagulls at Bristol Old Vic and directed Alex Oates’ one-man show Silk Road for live-stream at The Wardrobe Theatre.

In 2021 she received the JMK Victoria Wood bursary and has worked across the UK as a director, dramaturg and associate/assistant director on shows of various scales.

As a theatre maker she is most interested in creating and directing work that supports and champions women to take up space onstage and in life.  She began to explore the barriers that are in place to stop women being able to take up space and how theatre can help smash those barriers. This led to her attending a summer intensive in Le Jeu and Clown at École Phillipe Gaulier and as a result her practice and process is massively informed and influenced by improv and clowning.

She is currently based in Bristol but works nationally and regularly returns to the North East. She is currently exploring adaptations of classic texts with all-female casts.

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