Rachel Park is a Los Angeles based director, writer, and nonprofit strategist interested in new play development and connecting artists with the resources they need to produce impactful work. Recent directing projects include HONOR by Suzanne Bocanegra at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, True West at Center for the Arts at Kayenta, The Wolves at CalArts, Hecuba at the Stella Adler Hollywood, and upsTate, a new play merging documentary film and performance by Jessica Barrett Denison performed at the New American Theatre. She is currently developing an interdisciplinary adaptation of post-apocalyptic vignettes exploring artifact, song, and how we grieve the things we've lost and left behind.
As a producer and artistic collaborator, Park has worked with Apple, Center Theater Group, The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles Performance Practice, Page 73 Productions, and CalArts Center for New Performance. She has also worked as a show writer and production coordinator on various themed entertainment projects, developing location based shows and immersive attractions around the world.
Currently, Park leads all grant seeking efforts at Pasadena Playhouse, managing institutional fundraising and development communications. She previously served as the Interim Director of Strategic Initiatives at Occidental College and the Assistant Director of Admissions for the School of Theater at CalArts. She holds an MFA in Directing from California Institute of the Arts, a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, and is an alumna of Directors Lab West. Rachel was born and raised in San Antonio, TX.