A Rochester, New York native, Rachel Benjamin is an actress, playwright, and singer/songwriter, currently hired with the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Various theatre credits include: Beth Finnegan, Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Laura Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Featured Singer/Dancer, Karl May Festival in Germany, Sarah Goldman, Beau Jest, Gabriella, High School Musical, and Alice in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off stage, Rachel has been featured in numerous films and commercials. She is also part of Washer’s Field, a band that released their debut album in September 2011.
Rachel began writing at a very young age and constantly made her cousins perform her work at every possible family function. Since that time, her original work has been published in EC, a magazine publication of Lifeway, as well well as selected for play readings and various performances by numerous theatre groups including the Fire Exit Theatre in Calgary, Canada and TN Women’s Work Festival in Nashville, TN. Her play, Idealistic Dreamers, was published in December 2011 as part of a compilation of short stories entitled, Downtown Stories.
Rachel would like to thank her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the author of creativity, for His gracious guidance. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their continued prayer and support.