Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez (she/they) - I'm going to do this in first person - since I'm introducing myself. Hi!
I am a Philly based actor, poet, comedian, teaching artist, facilitator, dancer, writer, program coordinator and sometimes I get to be a human.
I've worked with a lot of local theaters as a teaching artist and performer like The Wilma Theatre, The Arden Theatre, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Simpatico Theatre Company, Philadelphia Improv Theater, and the Painted Bride Art Center. I specialize in decolonized teaching practices and thought processes and love to teach new-or-non-artists! I am passionate about storytelling. I believe the more opportunities people have to express their voice and learn to tell their own stories, the more power they get in shaping their own narratives and lives.
I have a Master's in Theater and a certification in non-profit management from Villanova University. A little about my solo creations: I think of myself as a collage writer, with larger pieces composed of small chunks of writing/reflections from other times and spaces.
My poetry echoes generational cycles and trauma (fun stuff), while my comedy navigates sexuality and empowerment (actual fun stuff).