Rachael joined Melbourne Playback Theatre in 2010. She is part of the ensemble as an actor and facilitator and is the current Artistic Director. Rachael has a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts from Auckland’s UNITEC. Rachael facilitates groups in corporate, community and education sectors. She enjoys applying the principles of improvisation to working environments and enabling groups to hone their communication and presentation skills.
Rachael also works with Malthouse Theatre as an artist in residence, providing workshops in devising, improvisation, Shakespeare and acting technique for VCE students. Rachael has also worked with Auckland Theatre Company and Massive and Potent Pause Productions.
Performances include April Underhill, Tooth Fairy (Best Kid’s show award Melbourne Fringe 2014), Seddon Archives (Tamara Saulwick), Drowning Girls (Turtle Lab), Neon Toast (Melbourne Fringe & Brisbane Festival). Most recently Rachael created STRIVE, a three-part podcast and performance event exploring modern ambition which was supported by City of Yarra. Films include Motu (Tim Gordon), Stringer (Steve Morrison), Cafaye (Christobel Lobos) and Sandwich (Bonnie Marnock).
Organisations with which Rachael has worked include: Bastow Education, Bupa, Glasko Smith Klein, Ernst & Young, La Trobe University, Monash University, NAB, and Qantas.
Rachael is a core faculty member for our DRAMATICEFFECT© program.