Rachel Covey is writer, composer, music director, actor, and native New Yorker, currently studying Theatre at Northwestern University in Chicago. She wrote the book, music, and lyrics for PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ, a musical about the family and friends of a girl who's been missing for three years and the young artist who promises to truthfully capture her in a family portrait. PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ has received readings and workshops at the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), the Library at the Public Theatre (NYC), Tuacahn Theatre’s New Works Festival (UT), and Northwestern University (IL). Rachel has had the opportunity to share other work at Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s One Act Play Festival (NYC), Capital Repertory Theatre’s Young Voices Summit (Albany, NY), and The Player’s Theatre (NYC).
She is currently a proud resident music director of Griffin's Tale Children's Repertory Theatre, a group which adapts stories written by middle and elementary school students in the Chicagoland area into plays and songs, and tours those schools every year! Favorite music team experiences include music directing Andy Mitton’s ME… JANE, a musical about young Jane Goodall, following its premier at the Kennedy Center; writing music for Seesaw Theatre Company’s 2018 work (a sensory friendly theatre piece for audiences with developmental differences); and working as a music assistant on TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare in the Park, the Public Theatre’s 2018 Public Works show).
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Assistant
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)