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Rachel Chavkin

Tony Award-Nominated Stage Director; Best Known for "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

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Rachel Chavkin is a director/dramaturg/writer, and the founding Artistic Director of the TEAM. Since its founding in 2004, Rachel has directed/co-authored all of the TEAM’s work, including RoosevElvis (which recently completed a sold-out run in NYC as part of PS122’s COIL Festival and which is now touring nationally and internationally), and Mission Drift, created by the company with composer Heather Christian and playwright/dramaturg Sarah Gancher (last seen a sold-out run at London’s National Theatre).

Outside of the TEAM Rachel also regularly collaborates with writers and composers on new work. She has had multiple collaborations with composer Dave Malloy, including the critically acclaimed and immersively staged electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Ars Nova, Kazino) which made Top Ten 2012 and 2013 lists at The New York Times, Time Out New York and New York Post, and which earned Rachel and Dave an Obie Award. Their most recent project, Preludes, about Rachmaninoff and hypnotism, premieres Spring 2015 at LCT3. Additional freelance: Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova), Marco Ramirez’s The Royale (Old Globe), the English National Tour of Joseph Heller’s adaptation of Catch-2 (Northern Stage, Newcastle, UK); Confirmation, which Rachel developed with British writer/performer Chris Thorpe, and which was awarded the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe First Award (produced by China Plate, co-commissioned by the Warwick Arts Centre and Battersea Arts Centre); Meg Miroshnik’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep); Lauren Yee’s The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm); storyteller James Monaco’s Reception (TerraNOVA soloNOVA Festival at the New Ohio Theatre) and his collaboration with composer Jerome Ellis’ entitled Aaron/Marie, co-directed with Annie Tippe (Ars Nova ANTFest 2013, and Under the Radar Incoming); Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy and Dave Malloy’s Three Pianos for which Rachel and the writer/performers were collectively awarded a Obie (Ontological Incubator, NYTW, A.R.T.); and multiple collaborations with playwright/performer/activist Taylor Mac including his extravaganza The Lily’s Revenge (World Premiere, Act II at HERE Arts Center, Obie Award to Taylor Mac) and Peace, co-written by Mac and Chavkin (Workshop, HERE Arts Center).

Upcoming projects include Anne Washburn’s new transadaptation of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis for Classic Stage Company, several new works with Dave Malloy, and a collaboration with folk singer Anaïs Mitchell to adapt her album Hadestown for the stage.

Rachel is an NYTW Usual Suspect, an Artistic Associate at London’s Gate Theatre, an alum of Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, the Drama League Directors Project, the Women’s Project Director’s Lab, and a New Georges Affiliate Artist. She has also taught directing and performance at NYU, Pace, and other colleges, as well as workshops with the TEAM about their collaborative process. And she has served as a Shakespeare coach to Mandy Patinkin and other artists. B.F.A. NYU, M.F.A. Columbia.

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Rachel Chavkin

Tony Award-Nominated Stage Director; Best Known for "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

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Rachel Chavkin Biography

Rachel Chavkin is a director/dramaturg/writer, and the founding Artistic Director of the TEAM. Since its founding in 2004, Rachel has directed/co-authored all of the TEAM’s work, including RoosevElvis (which recently completed a sold-out run in NYC as part of PS122’s COIL Festival and which is now touring nationally and internationally), and Mission Drift, created by the company with composer Heather Christian and playwright/dramaturg Sarah Gancher (last seen a sold-out run at London’s National Theatre).

Outside of the TEAM Rachel also regularly collaborates with writers and composers on new work. She has had multiple collaborations with composer Dave Malloy, including the critically acclaimed and immersively staged electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Ars Nova, Kazino) which made Top Ten 2012 and 2013 lists at The New York Times, Time Out New York and New York Post, and which earned Rachel and Dave an Obie Award. Their most recent project, Preludes, about Rachmaninoff and hypnotism, premieres Spring 2015 at LCT3. Additional freelance: Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova), Marco Ramirez’s The Royale (Old Globe), the English National Tour of Joseph Heller’s adaptation of Catch-2 (Northern Stage, Newcastle, UK); Confirmation, which Rachel developed with British writer/performer Chris Thorpe, and which was awarded the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe First Award (produced by China Plate, co-commissioned by the Warwick Arts Centre and Battersea Arts Centre); Meg Miroshnik’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep); Lauren Yee’s The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm); storyteller James Monaco’s Reception (TerraNOVA soloNOVA Festival at the New Ohio Theatre) and his collaboration with composer Jerome Ellis’ entitled Aaron/Marie, co-directed with Annie Tippe (Ars Nova ANTFest 2013, and Under the Radar Incoming); Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy and Dave Malloy’s Three Pianos for which Rachel and the writer/performers were collectively awarded a Obie (Ontological Incubator, NYTW, A.R.T.); and multiple collaborations with playwright/performer/activist Taylor Mac including his extravaganza The Lily’s Revenge (World Premiere, Act II at HERE Arts Center, Obie Award to Taylor Mac) and Peace, co-written by Mac and Chavkin (Workshop, HERE Arts Center).

Upcoming projects include Anne Washburn’s new transadaptation of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis for Classic Stage Company, several new works with Dave Malloy, and a collaboration with folk singer Anaïs Mitchell to adapt her album Hadestown for the stage.

Rachel is an NYTW Usual Suspect, an Artistic Associate at London’s Gate Theatre, an alum of Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, the Drama League Directors Project, the Women’s Project Director’s Lab, and a New Georges Affiliate Artist. She has also taught directing and performance at NYU, Pace, and other colleges, as well as workshops with the TEAM about their collaborative process. And she has served as a Shakespeare coach to Mandy Patinkin and other artists. B.F.A. NYU, M.F.A. Columbia.

Rachel Chavkin Videos

  • Director Rachel Chavkin Tells the Life Story of "Natasha, Pierre ...
  • IPHIGENIA IN AULIS: A Conversation with Director Rachel Chavkin ...
  • Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin on PRELUDES - YouTube

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  • How much does it cost to book Rachel Chavkin?

    Booking fees for Rachel Chavkin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rachel Chavkin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rachel Chavkin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rachel Chavkin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rachel Chavkin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rachel Chavkin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rachel Chavkin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rachel Chavkin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rachel Chavkin for your event is available upon request. Rachel Chavkin generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rebecca Taichman, Stella Meghie, Marielle Heller, Michelle MacLaren and Julie Dash. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rachel Chavkin for an upcoming event.

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  • Director Rachel Chavkin Tells the Life Story of "Natasha, Pierre ...
    IPHIGENIA IN AULIS: A Conversation with Director Rachel Chavkin ...
  • Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin on PRELUDES - YouTube
    David Malloy & Rachel Chavkin: NATASHA, PIERRE & The GREAT ...

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