Founding artistic director & producer
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Dir. Phillip Rouse
Review and Feature Writer (arts, food & entertainment), Website Listings, Proof Reading, Fact Checking
Marketing Assistant and Review Writer (food, entertainment, accommodation) for the Australian launch of an international review site.
Show: Three Sisters
Show: Death in Bowengabbie
Location: The Old Fitzroy Theatre
Show: The Lonesome West
Location: Belvoir St Downstairs
Show: The Sneeze
Show: Man from Mukinupin
Location: Belvoir St Upstairs Theatre
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
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)|
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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