Rachel Hynes devises and performs in collaborative, innovative performances and help others develop new works. Her own shows include physical and experimental storytelling about scars, zombies and tigers (You Have Made a Story On My Skin, Half Life, a zombie love letter for no one, Tale of a Tiger) and Source Artistic Blind Date (Facebook In Memoriam), as well as several site-specific performances featured in Art All Night (Lit) and Supernova Performance Art Festival (Burning Down the House).
She has performed and/or devised with banished? productions (Tyger, ,she took me back so tenderly, ), George & Co (Animal Animal Mammal Mine), Emma Jaster (To Know a Veil), Babel Theatre (Balloon Plays), Megan Dominy (Lolita Reinterpereted), Brave Spirits (Richard III), Synetic Teen Company (The Jungle Book) and two iterations of Natsu Onoda Power’s gender-bending show at Forum Theatre (The T Party).
From 2006-2011, Rachel was the Co-Artistic Director of avant garde performance group, Helsinki Syndrome, performing in On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival, the Henry Art Gallery, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Annex Theatre (Seattle), Hand2Mouth’s Risk/Reward Series (Portland), Camden People’s Theatre SPRINT Festival (London) and had two residencies at Richard Forman’s Ontological-Hysteric Incubator (NYC).
Rachel earned her MFA in Lecoq Based Actor Created Theatre from Naropa University at the London International School for the Arts (LISPA). Rachel is a Washington D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellow, winner of the Larry Neal Award for Dramatic Writing and a Producing Playwright with playwrights collective, The Welders.