Rachel Kerry is a New York City-based director, writer, and designer interested in innovative, transmedia storytelling. Her work emphasizes devised movement, immersive environments, and the exploration of popular culture.
Hailed as "triumphantly weird" by io9.com, Rachel most recently launched the bisexual horror comedy web series, The Flowers of Fantastico. She hosts the monthly East Village surreal variety show Pop Culture Fondue! and is the artistic mastermind behind theatre/media arts production company Brain Melt Consortium.
Career highlights include staging a large-scale Times Square flash mob for Guy Laliberte’s Moving Stars and Earth for Water International Telecast, directing Alexis Roblan's critically acclaimed play, Daughters of Lot (FRIGID 2012, Edinburgh Fringe 2012), the immersive devised theatre piece The ChristmApocalypse, and writing/directing the stage version of The Flowers of Fantastico (New York International Fringe Festival 2011).
She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern Calfornia with a BA in theatre and recognition as a Multimedia Literacy Scholar. She was the recipient of the USC Discovery Scholarship Award for her exploration of multimedia performance in her original production Seven Fragments: A Experimental Multimedia Play. She has also she studied at New York University’s Playwrights Horizon Theatre School and The National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia.
In addition to her artistic work, Rachel Kerry has collected a rather diverse and unusual range of life experiences. She spent her childhood circumnavigating the globe, has traveled to over three dozen countries, worked on the Academy and Emmy Awards, was a teaching artist to incarcerated youth in Rikers Island, a historical docent at Grand Central Terminal, a music concert blogger for Loudvine.com, a park ranger for The High Line, and currently acts as a multimedia facilitator for non-profit organization, The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project).