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Rachel Dickstein

Rachel Dickstein is a writer, devisor, director and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founding Artistic Director of Ripe Time, a company devoted to creating original, devised multidisciplinary events for the 21st century celebrating the dreams and awakenings of women-identifying change-makers.

Rachel Dickstein is the artistic director of Ripe Time in Brooklyn, NY. She has devised, choreographed, and directed the critically acclaimed Haruki Murakami’s SLEEP (BAM Next Wave Festival, Yale Rep, Annenberg Center for the Arts/University of Pennsylvania), THE WORLD IS ROUND (BAM-Fisher, Obie Award, Special Citation, Finalist for 2014 Richard Rodgers Award), SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA (Joe A. Calloway, Drama Desk, Drama League, Drama Desk nominations) at the BPAC, FIRE THROWS (based on ANTIGONE) at 3LD, INNOCENTS, BETROTHED at the Ohio Theatre. Other: DESIRE by Hannah Lash with Jack Quartet at the Miller at Columbia, BLOOD MOON by Garrett Fisher/Ellen McLaughlin at Prototype, Kamala Sankaram's THUMBPRINT (LA Opera, Prototype), Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd's IN WHAT LANGUAGE? (Asia Society, REDCAT, PICA). 2015 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award. Nominated for 2014 Alan Schneider Award and 2014 and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. Currently at work on COMPASS, a new interview based multidisciplinary work set to premiere in 2023. (Upcoming 2022 workshop at LPAC through a Drama League Impact Residency and recently in workshop at the Watermill Center, The Civilian R&D group.) BA, Yale College. Associate Professor, and Co-Chair of Theatre and Performance, Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College, SUNY. Usual Suspect at NYTW since 1995.

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Process Performances and the Completion Commission

Process Performances and the Completion Commission

15 December 2021

Rachel Dickstein, Artistic Director of Ripe Time, takes us through her experience with Center Theatre Group’s completion commission for their adaptation of SLEEP. She also spotlights some necessary and helpful relationships with tour presenting partners, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, as well as champion and friend Diane Rodriguez.