"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Rachel for over five years now. …. She has been a trusted colleague and advisor to me on new scripts, a performer on our main stage, a teacher in our classes, and... a director for our readings and workshop presentations.
… Rachel has settled upon directing as the avenue in which she is able to wholly utilize all of her vast skills and talents. Her work as an actor and a teacher has given her a deep understanding of the actor’s process, and her years of working in script development has given her a keen analytical eye. … She works tirelessly and is diligent.
… She has clear visions in her work but is open and collaborative by nature. … It has been a joy to watch Rachel grow into a fine director."
- Cheryl Katz (written May '15)
Co-Director, The New Jersey Play Lab (currently)
Artistic Director, Luna Stage '13 - '18
Dramaturg, Luna Stage '03 - '13
"Rachel's creative intuition is astute and tireless. Collaborating with a director is a delicate dance. As a playwright I feel that Rachel has been able to guide me to reach my maximum potential. With her support and encouragement, I've been able accomplish work I could never have done on my own."
- Aleks Merilo (written Nov. '14)
Award-winning, critically acclaimed Playwright