Rachel Edward

Rawcus Ensemble

Rachel is a highly skilled community arts and cultural development practitioner with a passion for supporting inclusion in community life for people who have a marginalized experience. She has been involved in Community Arts and Cultural Development for 20 years in various roles, including project manager, producer, production manager, mentor, performer, director, access officer, audio describer, documenter, photographer, filmmaker and support worker.  

 Rachel spent 10 years as the Artistic Director for One Voice Theatre and has worked as an Artistic Mentor (St Martins Youth Theatre-Catapult Cultural Leadership Program and Arts Access Victoria’s Pathways) and Interim Access Officer for St Martins Youth Theatre.  Recent years have found her focusing on her photography and film work, collaborating and making work with a variety of companies, including RawcusInclusion MelbourneRMITCity of Port PhillipSPARC TheatreBarking Spider Visual Theatre and Arts Access Victoria, as well as many independent artists. She has been a performer with Rawcus since 2002, is currently a support artist with Fog Theatre and City of Voices and co-creator and performer with Dearly Departed and Peppermint Patties. Rachel spent 3 years as the Events and Marketing Coordinator for South Port Community Centre and is currently working with Arts Access Victoria as a Creative Producer, coordinating an arts program for artists living in Supported Residential Services across Melbourne and Brunswick based Studio, Artstop.

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Rawcus Productions: Designer Child (2002), Born Rawcus (2003), Sideshow (2004), Boxset (2004), Not Dead Yet (2005), Collisions (2005), , Hunger (2007), Heart of Another is Dark Forest (2008),  Another Lament (2010, 2012), Small Odysseys (2011),  Catalogue (2015), Song for a Weary Throat (2017 & 2018), Glass (2021)

Rawcus Public Program Projects:Rawcus at Artplay (2006) Sticky (2009), Cherish (2010)Accessible Flashmob (2011), Imagine Me There (2012), Shadow Tales (2013), Singular (2014), Portraits (2014), By You Me and the Light (2015), I am ( 2015),  (It’s no) drama (2016), Now You See Me (2016), In our Shoes (2016), Fanaticus Melbourne Fringe (2017), Encounters (2018), Symphonic Sites (2018), Becoming (2018)