Rachael is artistic director, executive producer, writer and theatre maker at Motherlode.
Rachael founded the company in 2014 and has since created, produced, and directed three productions for the company. The Good Earth, Rachael's first show for the company toured Wales and Off Broadway New York to critical acclaim.
Other work for the company includes directing Blackout on National Theatre UK's Dorfman Stage as part of Connections 500 and adapting and directing Hard As Nails for Wales Millennium Centre.
In 2018, Rachael is producing, directing and writing the companies flagship show Exodus. Exodus tours Wales nationally in October 2018. It then runs at the Finborough Theatre London in November, and overseas in 2019.
Rachael is currently writing and developing a new play in collaboration with Theatr Clwyd. And directing a new piece written by Rachel Trezise, in collaboration with RCT Theatre's.
Rachael is extremely grateful to have received a Creu Cymru Emergence Award and a Creu Cymru Independence Award for her work. Rachael is notably, one of the youngest to be shortlisted for Best Director at Wales Theatre Awards.
Originally from Cwmbran, Rachael trained as a director and theatre maker at Joan Littlewood's E15 Acting School London. Here, she received a Royal Shakespeare Company training award, Spotlight Award, and Fringe First Nomination for her work.
Since 2013 Rachael is most thrilled to have worked with the following companies.
2018 - Associate Director - RCT Theatre's
2018 - Resident Artist - Theatr Clwyd
2017 / 2018 - Ferment Artist - Bristol Old Vic
2017 - Hard As Nails - Wales Millennium Centre
2016 - Blackout - National Theatre Dorfman Stage
2016 - Director - Flea Theatre New York
2016 - The Good Earth - Wales National Tour
2016 - Community Director - National Theatre Wales
2016 / 2017 - RCT Theatre's Resident Director
2015 - Associate Director - Out Of Joint
2015 - Assistant Director - National Theatre Wales
2014 - Emerging Director - National Theatre Wales
2013 - Assistant Director - Old Vic Tunnels
Much of Rachael's work is created in residency in the heart of the community, making entertaining new plays that are politically relevant.
Rachael would very much like to see a shift in theatre, where stories from under represented places are more often told on our stages.
A big part of Rachael's work focuses on ensemble and collaboration, always keen to meet new artists and companies to work with.
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