About

Rachel A. Collins is an award-winning actor, improviser, and social media marketing consultant based out of New York City.

Currently, she is working with The Drilling Company on a production of C. Denby Swanson’s newest play Gabriel, where she will be originating the role of Brenda.

On December 16th, 2017 at 6 pm you can view her episode of Homicide for the Holidays on the Oxygen Network, playing Jennifer Vandresser. She also recently appeared in Big Apple Bytes on Governors Island, and at New Perspectives as Christy in the new work Sublet. Recent credits with The Drilling Co. in Bryant Park include  Fabian in 12th Night in Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare, Measure for Measure as the Provost, and As You Like It as Phoebe, where she had previously received a mention in the New York Times for her performance in the Clemente Parking Lot.

Film credits include “Happy Hour Feminism” from XO Feminist Productions, as well as some commercial work. Other NYC theater credits include R-Culture (Player 2) Off-Broadway at IRT and Quest of the Hero! (Henchwoman) with C.A.G.E Theatre Company in the Planet Connections Theater Festivity (Nominated Best Ensemble). Regionally, she has worked with Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, MO appearing in Peter Pan (Tinkerbell), Fools (Snetsky) and Into The Woods (Florinda). She is also a proud alum of the Acting Apprentice Company at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. There, she performed in a number of TYA productions in FST’s Award Winning Write-A-Play Program.  

She is approved for Advanced Study after completing the core curriculum of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv training, is a member of American Candy, and was previously a performing member of Florida Studio Theatre’s Professional Improv Troupe and The Downtowner in the Lower East Side.

She is a proud member of Actors Equity, a member of Ego Actus’ Advisory Council, and is in the acting company of New York Madness. She graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Theater Performance from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College.

About Rachel A. Collins

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