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Rachael Ellis

Based in Pittsburgh • PA

She / Her • Member Since 2018

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My Story

Rachael is a stage/production/company manager! She has worked with companies such as Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, USITT, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and The Walt Disney Company. Also, she is on the Membership Committee of the Stage Managers’ Association. Rachael is a recent cum laude graduate of Allegheny College with a major in Theatre and minor in Psychology. Rachael identifies as a queer woman with a mental illness/disability. Her senior thesis focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDI&A) within theatrical management. As an advocate for accessibility, Rachael runs a database website: TheatreIsForEveryone.com. This free resource provides links to articles on EDI&A in our industry. When not working backstage or sitting in the audience as a patron, Rachael loves cooking, studying Italian, crafting, visiting museums, and making a cappella arrangements. Her favorite thing about theatre is that there is always something new to learn, and there are many amazing people to meet!

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person

Queer

Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.

Woman+

Discipline

Stage/Production/Company Manager

Unions & Affiliations

Non-union, USITT, SMA