Rachel (Rae) Covey
Rachel Covey (Rae, to her friends!) is a playwright, composer, a member of the BMI Workshop, and a 2020 graduate of Northwestern University. Her original musicals, PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ and NOISE, have received readings and workshops at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), the Library at the Public Theater, Tuacahn Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Works Series, Common Ground Theatre Company, and The Chicago Dramatists Guild. Favorite spots where her music has been performed include 54 Below, The Greenroom 42, the York Theatre’s New Works Concert, Titchfield Festival Theatre (UK), and Under the Arch Incubator’s New Work Cabaret (featuring the national touring cast of The Band’s Visit).
UPCOMING: You can catch a workshop production of NOISE in October, 2022 at The Tank!
Favorite music direction credits include ME...JANE: THE DREAMS AND ADVENTURES OF YOUNG JANE GOODALL (post-premiere production), 13!, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, XANADU, and MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN. She also spent two years as the 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 assisting on the Public Theater's TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare in the Park 2018), the American Musical Theatre Project (AMTP)'s reading of A MOTHER'S SONG, and writing music for Seesaw Theatre Company’s 2018 work (a sensory friendly theatre piece for audiences with developmental differences).
- NYC/Tri-State Area
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- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Assistant
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Rehearsal Pianist
- Home Studio Whiz
- ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD