Rachel writes short stories, novellas, plays, theater reviews, blogs and more. She grew up in Western New York (Buffalo), and has lived in Edinburgh, London and New York City. Currently, she’s roughing it in the sticks, and it’s doing her a world of good.
She used to be a fashion copywriter (which would make you laugh if you’d ever seen her wardrobe) and now writes about home and design. She’s also available as an editor for independent writing projects. Check out her editing services to find out more.
Ace In The Hole. One-act play, science fiction. Commissioned by Ingenius Theatre.
1999: Post. One-act play, drama. Winner, “The Write To Be Heard” Young Writers competition. World premiere, Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, Williamsville South High School, and the Alleyway Theater, Buffalo, New York. (Dir: Margo Davis). Runtime: 20-30 min. Cast of 9. Genders flexible. Mature themes (violence).
2004: Playing It Cool. One-act play, romantic comedy. World Premiere at the Pend (The Gateway Theater), Edinburgh, Scotland. Supported by the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Alleyway Theater. (Dir: Joyce Stilson.) Runtime: 45 min. Cast of 2. 1 male, 1 female.
2005: Green Beer & Bagels. One-act play, mythic comedy. World Premiere at The Alleyway Theatre. (Dir. Joyce Stilson). Runtime: 5 min. Cast of 2, both female.
2005: Stuck Up A Tree. One-act play, children’s theater. World premiere, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh (Dir. Emma Taylor) Runtime: 1h15m. Staged with cast of 5; over 20 distinct speaking roles.
2007: Mousewings. One-act play, post-apocalyptic urban fairytale. World Premiere, the Bedlam Theatre. (Dir. Emma Taylor) Runtime: 1hr. Cast of 4. 2 male, 2 female.
2012: Millennial Ex, for a Scottish production in Fall 2012.
Theater companies and individuals interested in learning more about the above plays may contact the writer by email for additional information.
February 2010 – Present. rlbrody.com. Independent theater criticism and photojournalism.
September 2003 – Present. The British Theatre Guide Website (Writer). Regular contributor, theatre criticism and reviews for www.britishtheatreguide.info, covering theatre and dance. 2003-2007: Edinburgh, Scotland (Sr. Reviewer). 2008-Present: New York City.
February 2006 – April 2007. Rogues & Vagabonds Theatre Website (Writer). Regular contributor, theatre criticism and reviews for www.roguesandvagabonds.com, covering theatre and dance in and around Edinburgh, Scotland.
May 2003 – August 2003. Artvoice. Film critic. Buffalo, New York. (Writer). Film and media criticism.
August 2002 – May 2003. The Spectrum. Arts and Entertainment Editor. State University of New York at Buffalo, New York. (Writer, Editor) Writing, editing, teaching, connecting with local theatrical community. Circulation: 10,000, 3x/week.
August 2001 – May 2002. MUD. Arts critic and feature writer, Middlesex University, London, UK. (Writer). Writing articles as assigned for the monthly student magazine.
May 2001. Blue Dog Press. Arts critic. Buffalo, New York, USA. (Writer). Fine arts criticism for weekly arts paper.
September 2000 – November 2001. The Prodigal Sun (Arts Insert, The Spectrum). Film critic. State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. (Writer.) Film criticism for weekly insert in The Spectrum student newspaper.
September 1995 – September 1997. NeXt Correspondent for The Buffalo News’ weekly teen insert. (Writer). Arts criticism and features.