Rachel Spencer Hewitt
Rachel Spencer Hewitt received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and is the founder of Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL), a national organization that creates resources for institutions and individuals, builds community, and creates work opportunity for parent artists. Rachel earned her equity card understudying and performing at the Yale Repertory Theater. Her professional acting credits include her Broadway Debut in the tony-nominated King Charles III at The Music Box Theater, regional theatre, and off-Broadway productions, including the Paula Vogel/Tina Landau New York premiere of A Civil War Christmas. She lives on the east coast and continues to perform while creating dialogue on parenthood and motherhood in the theatre arts through PAALtheatre.com as well as her personal blog AuditioningMom.com.
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Rachel Spencer Hewitt, PAAL founder, kicks off the parent advocacy in the arts series with an overview of the history of PAAL and a rationale for family-friendly practices in the theatre.
Contributor Rachel Spencer Hewitt reports on the Parents in the Performing Arts consortium that is working to finding solutions for caregivers in the performing arts.
Rachel Spencer Hewitt talks to members of Mothers Artists Makers, a collective of feminist mothers in Irish theatre with children.