Rachel (Rae) Covey
Rachel Covey (Rae, to her friends!) is a playwright, composer, and a 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 music has been performed at the York Theatre’s New Works Concert, the Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Songwriters Concert (UK), the Chicago Dramatists Guild, the Allen & Gray Musical Festival’s New Voices Concert Series, the Tin Pan Alley 2 Concert Series, and Under the Arch Incubator’s New Work Cabaret (featuring the national touring cast of The Band’s Visit!). Her other work has been performed at Capital Repertory Theatre (Albany, NY), The Player’s Theatre (NYC), and Manhattan Repertory Theatre (NYC).
UPCOMING: You can catch a reading of Rae's newest full-length musical, NOISE, at Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series in April, 2022, a workshop production pf the piece at the New York Theatre Festival in May, 2022, and a workshop production of the piece as the culmination of a residency at The Tank in Fall 2022!
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 Lyricist
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Assistant
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD