Artist Bio

Rachel E Smith (she/her) is an Actor, Director and Writer. She specializes in Devised Theatre, often self-producing much of her own work. Rachel has a formal education from the University of Manchester, UK where she earned a Master of Arts in Theatre & Performance. Previous to her time abroad she studied at the University of Winnipeg receiving a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Theatre & Film. In addition to her University education, Rachel has gained practical experience through a combination of working under established theatre and film artists as well as through self-navigation. She has worked as an Assistant or Associate Director with Royal MTC, WJT and especially with Sarasvàti Productions. Some of her independent Directing credits include Fractured ExpectationsJim Forgetting and Mother, a la carte. As an Actor most of her work has been on independent productions many of which she was also a writer; some of these credits include PersonaInsomniaRED and Tourology: A Mindy and Marge Adventure. Rachel has recently stepped into the film world, where she has primarily acted in indie productions. Some of her leading roles include Flamingo HouseLeave Me Want Me and Family Business.

As a passionate and self-motivated artist, Rachel endeavours to constantly better herself as an artist, always setting new goals and taking risks. She actively pursues opportunities relating to theatre and film. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Canada but aspires to have an international career.

A Play for Acting by Laurence Malt; Photo by: Patrick Handley