Biography

Rachel Parish is an artist, cultural producer, and community organizer. She works nationally in the US and the UK with a focus on social practice and creating new performance for stage and public spaces. Recent productions include Museum of Our Forgotten Selves (Cambridge/Coventry, UK), Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up and Be Here Now (Aurora Theatre, Atlanta),…

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Artist’s Statement

My performance and social practice meets people where they are and joyfully takes them on a journey that they might not have known they wanted (or needed) to go on.  I create and hold open safe spaces for people to experience communal feeling, thinking, and understanding. My work celebrates joy, mistakes and exquisitely fought for…

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What I do

I listen. I ask questions. I foster dialogue, forging connections in often surprising places. I collaboratively create and direct live performance. I design and implement placemaking initiatives. I establish and curate cross-disciplinary arts festivals.  These festivals are usually free to the public and animate indoor and outdoor spaces. I teach, hold residencies and create curricula. I organize…

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