Rachael D. Albert is a third-year MFA stage manager. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theatre Design & Production, concentrating in stage management and lighting design. Also while at U of M, Rachael obtained academic minors in both art history and film studies. UC San Diego Credits include: A Lie of the Mind, New Directions ('13), The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Casagemas (WNPF ’13), Titus Andronicus (ASM), and Elizabeth I (ASM).
Selected credits at the University of Michigan include: The Beaux’ Stratagem (PSM), Pentecost (PSM), Scorched (PSM), Cloud 9 (LD), Suddenly, Last Summer (LD), and Brigadoon (ALD). Regional credits: StarKidProductions: Starship, A Very Potter Sequel (ALD); La Jolla Playhouse: Ether Dome (2nd ASM), Peer Gynt (SM intern), production management intern (2011); Arena Stage: The Music Man (dir. Molly Smith), Sophisticated Ladies (dir. Charles Randolph-Wright), assistant company manager (2010), and production intern (2009).
During the summer of 2013, Rachael spent her time in Chicago with some good friends from Michigan stage managing a production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Stage 773. After, she traveled to the Bay Area in Northern California to stage manage the newly formed Ubuntu Theatre Project, headed by her classmate, director, and friend Michael Moran. The project included producing four plays - Fool for Love, Dutchman, Yellowman, and Here Lies Henry - in four different cities at site-specific locations, simultaneously. In September 2014, Rachael continued working with the Ubuntu Theatre Project, helping to produce six shows in three cities: Waiting For Lefty, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, Grounded, and two original works by current UCSD students: Marguerite to Maya Angelou, by N'Jameh Camara and Campo Maldito, by Ben Fisher.
In 2008, Rachael traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to stage manage a production of Good ‘N’ Plenty with the Young American Theatre Company.
Rachael loves doing that which she has never done before. She also loves to cook, learn about food, go to museums, listen to music, attend concerts, discover new television shows, and watch movies. Finally, Rachael is an avid sports fan; she strongly supports the Washington Capitals, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins, and above all else, the Michigan Wolverines – Go Blue!
Rachael is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.