On December 19, 2019, Rachel produced a site-appropriate staged reading of the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.

Directed by: Daniella Caggiano

Music Directed by Julianne B. Merrill

CAST


Alison – Jenn Colella
Medium Alison – Caitlin Kinnunen
Small Alison – Noelle Hammond
Bruce – Will Swenson
Helen – Kate Baldwin
Joan - Isabelle McCalla
Roy/Others - Jelani Alladin
John – Lennon Nate Hammond
Christian – Pierson Salvador

Significant Other

by Joshua Harmon

a staged reading

On January 31, 2019, Rachel produced a staged reading of the play SIGNIFICANT OTHER 

at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

Directed by: Daniella Caggiano

CAST

Jordan - Ethan Slater
Laura - Midori Francis
Vanessa - Latoya Edwards
Kiki - Janet Krupin
Helene - Kathryn Kates
Will/Conrad/Tony - Paul Emile
Zach/Evan/Roger - Isaac Powell

 

On February 1, 2018, Rachel produced a reading of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal as a benefit for The JED Foundation.

Director: Daniella Caggiano

Music Directors: Charlie Alterman & Janet Noh

CAST

 

Christiane Noll as Diana

Darius de Haas as Dan

Devin Ilaw as Gabe

Krystina Alabado as Natalie

F Michael Haynie as Henry

Colin Hanlon as Dr Fine/Dr Madden

From 2012 to 2017, Rachel ran LezCab, a non-profit cabaret series devoted to creating a meaningful representation of queer women in order to foster equality and community.

Venues: Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, The Duplex, The Stonewall Inn

Performers Include: Beth Malone, Ariana DeBose, Stephanie Klemons, Jenifer Foote

Honorary Board: Lisa Kron, Jenn Colella, Beth Malone, Stephanie Klemons,

Jenifer Foote, Carmel Dean

An annual musical benefit for the PKD Foundation

 

Metropolitan Room         November 13, 2016
Laurie Beechman             February 16, 2015
Joe's Pub                           August 15, 2014
54 Below                           August 21, 2013
The Duplex                       February 2, 2013
The Duplex                       August 20, 2012

Select Performers:

Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera)

Wesley Taylor (Spongebob Squarepants)

Jessica Phillips (Next to Normal, Dear Evan Hansen)

A musical benefit for Bring Change 2 Mind

 

54 Below 

May 21 2014

 

A dozen people of different ages, locations, and backgrounds shared their personal stories of mental illness, which emerging musical theatre writers have turned into songs. Broadway performers interpreted these songs in concert to raise awareness of mental illness, open the conversation, and raise funds for Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit working towards erasing the stigma of mental illness.

© 2019 Rachel Kunstadt

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