Rachel Dickstein

Rachel Dickstein

Rachel Dickstein devised, choreographed, and directed the world premieres of the critically acclaimed THE WORLD IS ROUND (BAM-Fisher, Obie Award, Special Citation, Finalist for 2014 Richard Rodgers Award, based on Gertrude Stein, composed by Heather Christian), SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA (Joe A. Calloway, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations, adapted by Ellen McLaughlin from Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway) at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, FIRE THROWS (based on ANTIGONE) at 3LD ART & Technology Center, INNOCENTS at the Ohio Theatre (based on Edith Wharton's THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, BETROTHED (based on stories by Jhumpa Lahiri, Chekhov and S. Ansky) at the Ohio Theatre. Other Ripe Time projects include THE SECRET OF STEEP RAVINES at P.S. 122, THE HOLY MOTHER OF HADLEY NEW YORK by Barbara Wiechmann and co-produced with New Georges, and THE PALACE AT 4 A.M. (based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe and the work of photographer Sophie Calle) presented at HERE Arts Center. Other recent directing projects include Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz's opera THUMBPRINT (LA Opera, Prototype), Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd's IN WHAT LANGUAGE? (Asia Society, REDCAT, PICA) and university productions of Naomi Iizuka's ANON(YMOUS), Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE and THREE SISTERS, Sophie Treadwell's MACHINAL and Ellen McLaughlin's version of THE TROJAN WOMEN at Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Other new works for New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges, The Ohio Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre Directorʼs Lab, Drama League Director's Project and Seattleʼs Annex Theatre. Winner of the 2015 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award. Nominated for the 2014 Alan Schneider Award and the 2014 and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. Residencies at the Drama League, LMCC, JCC in Manhattan, Ko Festival. Former resident director at New Dramatists and Assistant Director to Martha Clarke nationally and internationally. Recipient of commissions from BAM, CTG, NYSCA, MAP, P.S. 122 and the NEA/TCG Director's Fellowship. BA, Yale College. Training: DellArte International (in Bali, Indonesia), Complicite, Norman Taylor (Lecoq.)  Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College, SUNY (2011-present). Rachel is developing SLEEP, an adaptation of Haruki Murakami's story with Naomi Iizuka, a project that appeared in workshop at Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor and at the Japan Society in collaboration with the PlayCo. It will receive its NYC premiere and national tour in 2017-18. She is also developing TRACE, a new solo work with performer Laura Butler Rivera, writer Dipika Guha and designer Susan Zeeman Rogers for production in 2018.