Rachel Covey is a playwright, composer, music director, and a 2020 graduate of Northwestern University. Her first musical, Painting Faye Salvez, has received readings and workshops at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), the Library at the Public Theater, and Tuacahn Theatre. Her other work has been performed at Capital Repertory Theatre, The Player’s Theatre, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, the Chicago Dramatists Guild, Allen & Gray Musical Festival’s New Voices Concert Series, and Under the Arch Incubator’s New Work Cabaret featuring the national touring cast of The Band’s Visit!
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) and 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).
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
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- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Assistant
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)