The Intersection of Theater and Education
Rachel Maddox is a non-binary playwright and critical educator with a K-6 teaching credential. A New Jersey native, they spent their formative years in Quaker school before transferring to and ultimately graduating from Princeton Day School in 2012. They moved on to Connecticut College from which they graduated in 2016 with a BA in Theater (Playwriting Concentration) and an Elementary Education Teaching Certificate.
Since graduating, Rachel has acquired a wide variety of skills at the intersection of their study of theater and education. They worked in stage management and design on a professional musical production in San Francisco while also working as a Special Education Instructional Support Specialist in the Oakland Unified School District.
Upon returning to the East Coast, Rachel worked as a long-term substitute teacher for a 4th/5th grade classroom, and as a teaching artist for Boston-based theater programs throughout the summer.
Most recently, Rachel has been working as a production manager for the Rhode Island Black Storytellers and a freelance teaching artist, while pursuing and developing playwriting