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Theatre TCU's Black Excellence
At TCU, Rachel created an organization called Black Excellence. It is an affinity group for the African-American students within the theatre department at Texas Christian University. Its main mission is to educate, uplift and create a safe space for black students within the theatre department.
Rachel has coordinated events with black guest artists on campus, including local professionals and artists that come through Dallas/ Fort Worth on National Tours. The first public event Black Excellence will host
is TCU Sings: Beyonce. Modeled after the Broadway Sings Concert Series, artists, from across TCU's campus, will perform some of Beyonce's greatest hits in cabaret style setup.
Mental Health Monologues
In September 2019, Rachel had the opportunity to assistant direct The Mental Health Monologues alongside the playwright, Jacob Buttry, a fellow student at TCU. He had spent the last few months gathering real stories and culminating them into a 1 hour presentation in order to bring awareness and increase the compassion and understanding surrounding mental health.
Rachel served as the Resident Fine Arts Consultant for The Genius Plane Project founded by Madison Hoy
What is the Genius Project?
The Genius Plan Project [a non-profit 501[c]3 charitable organization] was founded in 2018 on three core beliefs; first, anyone can be a storyteller. Second, every story is worth hearing. Third, money should not be the reason a story is never told. The GPP aims to enable storytelling among a group that's often overlooked: arts students. All across the country, thousands of young minds- both enrolled and recently graduated- are hard at work preparing themselves for career in film, theatre, or the visual arts.
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