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), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (7Stages, Atlanta), Opera in the Shower (Works on Water, NYC and Art on the Beltline, Atlanta), and The Drum Major Project (city-wide, Atlanta).
In Atlanta, Rachel works as Artistic Director of the Little Five Arts Alive Creative Placemaking initiative and serves on the Charting Board of the Little Five Points Alliance. In the UK she is collaborating with arts and research partners to develop an interactive audio-adventure animating the inner life of infants for adult audiences. Recent Artist-in-Residencies include at Duke University (where she conducted a year-long exploration of the multifaceted role of Failure in society, culminating in an interactive outdoor installation) and a multi-year collaboration with the NYPD’s Hostage Negotiation Team developing arts-based compassion training for law enforcement through CUNY’s Dispute Resolution Center.
Rachel trained in the UK on the National Theatre Studio Director’s Course, and received her MA with distinction from the Central School of Speech and Drama. In the USA she studied at the University of Georgia, with LaMama ETC and the SITI Company, is a graduate of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is currently an MFA candidate in Fine Art at California College of the Arts.