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Part 2: Who's Preaching This Week?

With only a few days to go, Catalyst Arts Atlanta is please to announce that local story-teller and devised theatre artist, Rachel Perish, will be joining our Sunday gathering!

Rachel Parish is an arts leader, theatre director, installation artist, community organizer, festival director and educator. With specialties in directing, devising and dramaturgy for new plays, her work has taken place in the UK, Ireland, Beijing, Switzerland, the USA, Croatia, and Gabon, with support from organizations including Arts Council England, the Wellcome Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Recent original stage productions include Manifesting Destiny and Hellscreen (London, 2015). Rachel’s work contains a close attention to visual design and often incorporates original live music and rich choreography. Rachel trained in London at the prestigious invitation only National Theatre Studio Director’s Course. She received her MA with distinction from the Central School of Speech and Drama and, in the USA she studied at the University of Georgia, with LaMama and the SITI Company, and is a graduate of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

Currently, Rachel is directing the Little Five Arts Alive Placemaking initiative and teaching theater at Emory. In the UK, she is a theatre consultant for the AHRC funded project, Theatre, Adaptation and Otherness, premiering this summer at the Gate Theatre, London. She recently completed a year long Artist-in-Residence position at Duke University, co-creating an interactive installation engaging the University community in the constructive role of Failure in their lives. She is finalizing a multi-year project as Resident Artist at CUNY's Dispute Resolution Centre working with members of the New York Police Department’s Hostage Negotiation Team and Poetic Theater in NYC, developing an arts-based empathy-training course for police officers.

Learn more about Rachel and her practice here!

Church: Part 2 - Breaking Down the Barriers of Devised Theatre will be hosted at Downtown Players Club on Sunday, June 5th from 11am to 1pm. Free coffee provided by Magic Coffee Truck. Suggest $5 donation at the door. RSVP at our Facebook Event here.

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