Rachel Botchan

Rachel Botchan


Select Off-Broadway:  New Yiddish Rep/La Mama – God of Vengeance; The Pearl Theatre Co. (resident acting company member; Over 40 productions) –  A Taste of Honey, The Winter’s Tale, Uncle Vanya, The Rivals, And Away We Go (by Terrence McNally, world premiere), Bald Soprano, Playboy of the Western World, Hard Times, Vieux Carre, Toys in the Attic, Heartbreak House, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III (Bayfield Award for Lady Anne); National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene – A Klezmer’s Tale, The Blacksmith’s Folly, The Maiden of Ludmir (originated the title role).

Select Regional: Two River Theatre – Picasso at Lapin Agile; Philadelphia Theatre Co. – Orson’s Shadow (Barrymore nomination for best supporting actress); Milwaukee Rep – You Can’t Take It With You; Virginia Stage – Private Lives; Rep Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse – King Lear.

Workshops/Staged Readings: 3 seasons of new play development with Cape Cod Theatre Project – cul-de-sac by John Cariani, Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, The Snow Geese by Sharr White; Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts – Letters Home by Rose Leiman Godemberg (playing Sylvia Plath opposite Kathleen Chalfant); Project Shaw – Getting Married; Several readings with The Shakespeare Society;  National Yiddish Theatre Folksbeine – The Sorceress.

Ms. Botchan is an award winning audio book Narrator with over 50 titles for Recorded Books and Audible. She has taught acting workshops around the country in regional theatres, with The Pearl Theatre Company’s Conservatory and currently teaches Shakespeare and Classical acting at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. Training: NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.