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Peake, Rachel

Rachel Peake
Rachel Peake

Originally from Saskatchewan, Rachel Peake is a freelance director and dramaturg of theatre and opera. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta (B.A. Honours, Drama) and Studio 58 in Vancouver. She interned at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Stratford Festival's Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction, and the Shaw Festival's Neil Munro Directing Internship.

Rachel Peake is the recipient of three Jessie Richardson Awards for directing. She has directed for Solo Collective Theatre (Green Lake, After Jerusalem), Edmonton Opera (The Marriage of Figaro), Vancouver Opera, Gateway Theatre (A Christmas Carol); Studio 58 (Angels in America); Western Canada Theatre (Miss Caledonia);Caravan Farm Theatre; Globe Theatre (The Snow Queen); Realwheels; Persephone Theatre (Trout Stanley); and Single Line Theatre. She was the co-Artistic Director of Solo Collective Theatre from 2008 to 2013 and spent four years as Resident Stage Director of “Dark by Five” at Gros Morne Summer Music.

From 2017 to 2020, she was the Associate Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre, where she led the Citadel's New Play Development initiatives. In September 2021, she directed The Garneau Block by Belinda Cornish at the Citadel; and in October of 2021 the premiere of Hiraeth, also by Cornish, for Bright Young Things.

In 2021, Rachel Peake was appointed Associate Artistic Director, Programming at the Arts Club Theatre, while Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran took parental leave.

Source: Arts Club Theatre website.

Profile by Anne Nothof, Athabasca University

Last updated 2021-10-29