Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez is a Philadelphia based actor, poet, dancer, and teaching artist. Trained as an actor, Rachel has spent the majority of her life focusing on theater. She has worked with a variety of local theater institutions as both a teacher and performer such as The Wilma Theatre, The Arden Theatre, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Simpatico Theatre Company, Philadelphia Improv Theater, and the Painted Bride Art Center. She is a resident artist of Power Street Theatre Company, a womyn of color led organization committed to connecting communities through performance and story.
In the past year Rachel has returned to her practice of poetry. She performs monthly at various open mics, and has been a featured poet of Little Berlin Poems Night and Chimera: A Celebration of Womxn Artists. Rachel received her Master’s in Theater from Villanova University and is committed to blending performance styles together she wants to use her body to explore new ways to communicate old truths. Colliding her performance training, dance, and poetry – Rachel attempts to makes sense of the world around her from the tiny synchronicities of the Universe to the corruption of the modern day political machine.