Rachel Chavkin

Rachel Chavkin is an Obie Award-winning, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominated director, writer, dramaturg, and the Artistic Director of Brooklyn-based experimental ensemble, the TEAM (www.theteamplays.org), now in its 10th year. Selected projects: Anne Washburn’s transadaptation of Euripedes’ Iphigenia in Aulis (World Premiere – CSC), Dave Malloy’s Preludes (World Premiere – LCT3), The TEAM’s RoosevElvis (PS122’s COIL festival, tours to the Royal Court, Walker Art Center, A.R.T.), Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (World Premiere – Ars Nova), Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (World Premiere – Ars Nova; Kazino – commercial transfer, New York Times, Time Out New York and New York Post Critics’ Picks; A.R.T.); British artist Chris Thorpe’s Confirmation (World Premiere – Warwick Arts Centre and Battersea Arts Centre, 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award, Top 10 Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe – American Theater); Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 (Northern Stage, UK national tour); Meg Miroshnik’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep); Marco Ramirez’s The Royale (The Old Globe; Lincoln Center, Spring 2016); and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac, including his extravaganza The Lily’s Revenge (World Premiere (Act II) – HERE). NYTW Usual Suspect, Artistic Associate at London’s Gate Theatre, alum of Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, Drama League Directors Project, Women’s Project Director’s Lab, and New Georges Affiliate Artist. Nominee, Doris Duke Impact Award, 2013 & 2014. She has also taught extensively at NYU, Pace, and other colleges. B.F.A. NYU, M.F.A. Columbia. Upcoming: Anais Mitchell’s new folk-opera Hadestown (NYTW), and multiple projects with the TEAM. Proud member of SDC.