Rachel Maddox

(they/them/their) is a non-binary playwright and critical educator with a K-6 teaching credential. A New Jersey native, they graduated from Connecticut College 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. Rachel teaches fourth grade, and most recently has been working as a teaching artist and storyteller for the Rhode Island Black Storytellers, as well as a freelance teaching artist, while pursuing and developing playwriting.
You can learn more about Rachel on their website and the work of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers on their instagram page (@riblackstorytellers).