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Performer. Writer.  AEA/DG/SAFD.  NYC/LA.



Commissioned playwright with Cultivate Theatre Project


Rachel just wrapped filming for Scamanda with ABC/Hulu as Amanda C. Riley. The docuseries is set to air this fall! 


Rachel's short play, Moses Never Had to Make a Brisket, to be produced in June with A Staged Affair. Details to come.


Swing/Assistant Director/Fight Director for Henry V with First Maria Ensemble and The Knickerbocker Players

Rachel is proud to now be repped by Firestarter Entertainment for musical theater! 

Member of the 2023-2024 playwriting cohort with PlayGround NY!

Commissioned playwright with Feminist Fairytales Podcast, Season 2! Available wherever you get your podcasts. 


Rachel Leighson is a performer and writer hailing from Los Angeles, CA. She literally fell into performing at the age of seven when she nearly spun off stage during the tornado dance in The Wizard of Oz and never looked back. 

She has performed all over the United States (38 states and counting!) and in NYC at Carnegie Hall, Playwrights Horizons, St. Luke's Theatre, and The Actor's Temple Theatre. Her acting and writing passions center around moralistically grey women and finding the nuanced perspective in a piece or character. She believes theatre gives people a safe opportunity to explore uncomfortable truths and grow. More than anything, she hopes to find humor in horror and lessons in frivolity. Perhaps one day, those things will create true magic in this world. 


Meet the Performer

Meet the Performer

Meet the Performer
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Meet the Writer




Performance Agent –

Firestarter Entertainment

521 5th Avenue, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10175​

Agent: Karen Michaels
Booking agent: Tiera Ashley
213-531-0547 x 707

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