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Rachel Kerr

MA, Theatre & Performance

Rachel Kerr is a first year MA student in Theatre. She earned her MFA in Performance from San Francisco State and subsequently created, performed, and directed original theatre pieces in New York City, including A Period Piece, A Black Comedy that Follows the Menstrual Cycle. Her current play is called Something Wonderful and is a comedy that examines cults in a poetic form. She has 20 years teaching experience and has worked for SUNY and CUNY and several other universities in New York and San Francisco. She has taught a variety of theatre and communication courses to diverse groups, including immigrants, NYC’s young adults, and even union electricians. Her expertise is voice training. Her research focuses on cult leader and follower behavior as it relates to theatrics, and is also developing a focus on feminism as it manifests in theatre and film.