Beginning her theatre career as the playwright, director and star of her fourth grade class play, Rachel Reiner has gone on to produce several off and off-off-Broadway plays and readings in the last seventeen years.
Rachel is producing Romantic Trapezoid, a world premiere by Victor L. Cahn, at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row in the fall of 2017.
Rachel produced the off-Broadway world premiere of Cahn's romantic comedy, Embraceable Me, and his farce noir, Getting the Business as well as the recent Villainous Company, at the Clurman Theatre; A Dish For the Gods at the Lion Theatre; his political drama, Dally With the Devil, at the Beckett Theatre; and his suspense thriller, Fit to Kill, at the Clurman Theatre.
In 2006, Rachel produced the off-Broadway world premiere of Crazy for the Dog by Christopher Boal in an 11 week run at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre. She also produced or executive produced Snow Orchid by Joe Pintauro at Theatre Row, The Diorama by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone at Theatre Row, and Zimmerman by Frank Barth at the Sanford Meisner Theater.
As the Director of Audience Engagement at The Broadway League, Rachel executive produces the Jimmy Awards/National High School Musical Theatre Awards and manages all education and engagement related programming.
Rachel is also the Managing Director of Resonance Ensemble, a theatre company dedicated to producing classic plays and new work inspired by the timelessness and universalism of the classics. Resonance Ensemble has produced world premiere plays by Ginger Lazarus, Richard Manley, Steven Fechter, Charles L. Mee, Arthur Giron, Larry Loebell, Victor L. Cahn and Christopher Boal in the past few years.
Rachel graduated summa cum laude from the Theatre Department at Brandeis University, where she produced 11 productions. She has served as the Co-President of the NYC Chapter of the Brandeis University Alumni Association as well as the chair of the Performing Arts Network.
Rachel completed the fourteen-week producing course at the Commercial Theater Institute, and recently served as co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women after having served as co-Secretary and chair of the Networking Committee. In 2012, Rachel received the LPTW's Lucille Lortel Award.