Rachel Dickstein devised, choreographed, and directed the world premieres of the critically acclaimed SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA (adapted by Ellen McLaughlin from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway) at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, FIRE THROWS at 3LD ART & Technology Center, INNOCENTS at the Ohio Theatre (based on Edith Wharton’s THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, BETROTHED (based on stories by Jhumpa Lahiri, Chekhov and S. Ansky) at the Ohio Theatre. Other Ripe Time projects include THE SECRET OF STEEP RAVINES at P.S. 122, THE HOLY MOTHER OF HADLEY NEW YORK by Barbara Wiechmann and co-produced with New Georges, and THE PALACE AT 4 A.M. (based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe and the work of photographer Sophie Calle) presented at HERE Arts Center. Other recent directing projects include Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd’s IN WHAT LANGUAGE? at the Asia Society, REDCAT, and the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art and Ellen McLaughlin’s version of THE TROJAN WOMEN at Fordham University. Rachel has created and directed other new works for New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges, The Ohio Theatre, SUNY-Purchase, NYSF/Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab, Drama League Director’s Project and Seattle’s Annex Theatre. She has served as a resident director at New Dramatists and Assistant Director to dance-theatre luminary Martha Clarke nationally and internationally. She has received grants, commissions, fellowships and residencies from NYSCA, the Rockefeller MAP Fund, P.S. 122, NEA/TCG, the Drama League, the Ko Festival of Performance, and Yale University where she received her B.A. Rachel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College, SUNY. Rachel is developing THE WORLD IS ROUND a new music theatre piece with composer Heather Christian and SYLVAN WOOD, a site specific collaboration with designer Susan Zeeman Rogers commissioned by People’s Light and Theatre Company to be staged at Longwood Gardens.