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Rachel Copel

Rachel Copel

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Photograph by Layne Dixon


Who They are



Rachel is a performer, writer, and clown from Chicago, USA. She relocated to London in 2018, and received her MFA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a graduate of The Conservatory At Second City, and trained at Chicago Physical Theatre. In Chicago, she has collaborated with Od Theatre Co, Quest Theatre Ensemble, Redmoon Theatre, Barrel of Monkeys, First Floor Theatre, The Crowd, The iO Theatre, and Flat Iron Comedy (RIP), among others. In London, she created and originated the role of Jessi in "This Side Up", an immersive, interactive show celebrating Queer icons throughout history. She is a part of the clown collective HOT TRASH. Their current work, "The Informational FunTime Hour With Paisleigh Sprinkle and Kevin: A Tragedy In Three Acts" is being created with support from Theatre Deli, and will be presented... Eventually...writing Group 2019/20.

Rachel  also has a background in arts management and works as a freelance arts   administrator, archivist, and organisational consultant.


  • Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Advanced Theatre Practice, 2 years, 2018-2020
  • The Conservatory at Second City, 2014-2015


Devised Theatre, Acting, Comedy, Physical Theatre, Puppetry, Choral Singing, Immersive Theatre, Narration, Outdoor Performances, Directing, Writing, Contact Improvisation




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