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  • Festival Fatale - Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS)
    Directorial and Artistic Associate
    2016 - Present

  • Waverley Council
    Cultural Programs Producer
    2016 - Present

  • Bondi Feast festival
    Festival Director
    2015 - Present

  • Griffin Theatre Company
    Marketing Assistant
    2013 - Present

  • Rock Surfers Theatre Company
    Associate Artist
    2013 - Present

  • Rock Surfers Theatre Company
    Associate Producer - Bondi Feast
    2013 - Present

  • Rock Surfers Theatre Company
    Associate Artist
    2013 - Present

  • Eclective Productions
    2010 - Present

    Founding artistic director & producer

  • CUDO
    2013 - 2013

    I was employed as a part-time copywriter for Cudo, employing the whimsical Cudo voice that sells value-packed experiences and products to its members. Working to strict daily deadlines, tasks involved writing copy for between five and ten discount deals per day, sub-editing copy and loading deals into a custom CMS.

    In August 2013, the business was sold.

  • New Theatre
    Assistant Director - The Ham Funeral
    2013 - 2013

    Dir. Phillip Rouse

  • Arthur Productions
    Publicity Assistant - Cut Snake
    2013 - 2013

  • Time Out Sydney
    2012 - 2013

    Review and Feature Writer (arts, food & entertainment), Website Listings, Proof Reading, Fact Checking

  • Yelp
    Review Writer/Marketing Assistant
    2011 - 2011

    Marketing Assistant and Review Writer (food, entertainment, accommodation) for the Australian launch of an international review site.

  • Cry Havoc
    Stage Manager
    2010 - 2010

    Show: Three Sisters
    Location: ATYP

  • Arts Radar
    Stage Manager
    2010 - 2010

    Show: Death in Bowengabbie
    Location: The Old Fitzroy Theatre

  • B Sharp
    Stage Manager
    2009 - 2009

    Show: The Lonesome West
    Location: Belvoir St Downstairs

  • Theatre Forward
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2009 - 2009

    Show: The Sneeze
    Location: NIDA

  • Company B
    2009 - 2009

    Show: Man from Mukinupin
    Location: Belvoir St Upstairs Theatre


  • University of New England
    Master of Applied Theatre Studies
    2009 - 2010
  • University of New England
    Bachelor of Arts
    2005 - 2008

Awards and Achievements

  • GJ Borny Prize

    For exceptional ability in the areas of scholarship, research and production
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Arts
    University of New England, Armidale NSW


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Rachel Chant
Education Feb-2009 - Nov-2010 - University of New England
Feb-2005 - Jun-2008 - University of New England
Employer Festival Fatale - Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS)
Location Sydney Australia


About Rachel

Rachel Chant is a Sydney-based theatre director.

The founding artistic director of independent theatre company Eclective Productions, Rachel was an Associate Director with Rock Surfers Theatre Company and Festival Director of Bondi Feast festival. A freelance arts-writer for artsHub, Rachel is also Artistic and directorial Associate for the inaugural Festival Fatale, a two-day women's theatre festival held in Sydney in October 2016, produced by WITS (Women in theatre and Screen).

Directing in Sydney since 2010, Rachel’s goal is to develop and enrich Australia’s theatre landscape as a director of bold new Australian plays. Career highlights include her critically acclaimed production of ‘When The Rain Stops Falling’ by Andrew Bovell (New Theatre, 2015 - critic Suzy Goes Sees 'Best Director', 'Best Production', 'Best Design'), the Australian premiere of Belfast writer Lucy Caldwell's 'Leaves' at Kings X Theatre, and collaborations with award-winning playwright Melissa Lee Speyer on two co-devised productions – ‘Decay’ (Old 505 Theatre, 2015) and ‘Machine’ (Old 505 Theatre, 2014). Other highlights include being one of four 2016 Playwriting Australia Dramaturgy Mentees, and selected as one of 10 new-writing directors to participate in Playwriting Australia’s inaugural Directors Studio (Dec, 2014).

Currently Rachel is working as dramaturg and director on Whitney Richards' solo show 'I Do I Don't', which has its Australian premiere at Perth's Blue Room Theatre after a Canadian tour.

“[Chant’s] is a directorial presence already casting a long shadow; one which, given even half a chance, promises, or threatens, to overshadow some of her more celebrated male colleagues.” – Syke On Stage.




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