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Rachel Keown

Board Member


Full Bio

Rachel is a 2008 graduate of UNC School of the Arts and is a director and playwright. In 2019, she was selected to attend the Mitten Lab playwriting workshop (Bear Lake, MI) as a playwright in residence — facilitated by Rachel Sussman (Producer of “Suffs,” “What the Constitution Means to Me;” Katherine Carter (Director, Canadian Grand Opera, Houston Grand Opera) — and was afforded the opportunity to develop her first full-length play, BOX CUTTER, that culminated in a performance at Interlochen.


A second full-length play, THANK YOU, BUT F**K YOU was completed, and partially workshopped over Zoom with L.A.’s Inkwell Theatre in 2020, the same year two of her short plays, DUTCH BABY and BOOK’D premiered virtually at Theatre Nova’s virtual festival (New Plays, New Voices) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. BOOK’D recently received its first fully-staged production in Augusta, Georgia with Gather by the Ghost Light at Le Chat Noir, and was published in the anthology GBTGL Off Broad Street Short Play Festival.


Rachel’s dark comedies strive to evoke a better understanding of the various catalogs of misogyny through the female lens; her work often depicts oppressive patriarchal structures that serve to ignite the change female-identifying characters’ require to remove their lack of self-awareness, resulting in the destruction of societal toxic, misogynistic, conformity and assimilation.

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