Theater Artist



Rachel Karp creates rigorously-researched performances that engage public policy, women’s health and rights, and their intersection.


She has developed and directed new performances through Ars Nova, Mabou Mines, Incubator Arts Project, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Flea Theater, IRT, Dixon Place, Women Center Stage, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Barn Arts, the Powerhouse and Samuel French Festivals, Columbia University's graduate and undergraduate schools, and Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.

Associate and assistant directing credits include productions through Signature Theatre, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, 13P, The Mad Ones, PearlDamour, Big Art Group, Woodshed Collective, and the Humana Festival.

Always wanting to be exposed to new work, Rachel has worked as a script reader for the Bushwick Starr, the Lark, and the Jewish Plays Project and in the literary offices at Second Stage Theatre and Soho Rep. She writes about new performance for the Contemporary Performance network. 

Rachel has been a Resident Artist at Mabou Mines, a Resident Director at The Flea, and a Directing Intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

Currently, Rachel is a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama, MFA expected 2019, and a Milton and Cynthia Friedman Fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Government Relations, through which she spent Summer 2018 working at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC. 

View full resume here.


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 Facilitating  City Council Meeting  through HERE Arts Center in 2013

Facilitating City Council Meeting through HERE Arts Center in 2013