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Meet Rachel

Rachel Zweig is a theatre-maker and theatre educator. She holds a M.A. in Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt and BA in Psychology from Vassar College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. At Vassar, Rachel performed in musicals, plays and experimental works, directed John Logan’s Peter & Alice and was a member of Britomartis, a devised-theatre troupe, where she devised and performed in A Totally-Real-True-to-Life Play and a multimedia adaptation of Paradise Lost. Most recently she produced and designed the Hong Kong premiere of Shrew, a one-woman feminist response to Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, and stage-managed Enthroned at the NYC Fringe. Rachel facilitated educational initiatives and an intergenerational playwriting program at New York Theatre Workshop and was the 2014-15 Teaching Fellow at Chinese International School in Hong Kong where she taught Drama and English to secondary school students, led physical theatre workshops and co-directed a production of Little Shop of Horrors.  Rachel is currently the Theatre Teacher at PS/IS 206 in Brooklyn, NY where she developed and teaches Elementary and Middle School theatre courses based on New York State Arts Standards and program-specific grade level expectations, and directs musical theatre productions.