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Celestine Rae

 
Bio:
Celestine Rae was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an Italian/German American mother and African American father who encouraged her creativity and self expression at a very young age. A shy child, Celestine fell in love with the art of dance and it was on stage that she found ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Celestine Rae was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an Italian/German American mother and African American father who encouraged her creativity and self expression at a very young age. A shy child, Celestine fell in love with the art of dance and it was on stage that she found ... (read complete bio)
 

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Mirirai Sithole, Susanna Frazer, Maryann Plunkett and Celestine Rae Photo

Mirirai Sithole, Susanna Frazer, Maryann Plunkett and Celestine Rae

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Mirirai Sithole, Susanna Frazer, Maryann Plunkett and Celestine Rae Photo

Mirirai Sithole, Susanna Frazer, Maryann Plunkett and Celestine Rae

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David Staller with Daniel Jenkins, Robbie Simpson, Tony D. Head, Mike Smith Rivera, A Photo

David Staller with Daniel Jenkins, Robbie Simpson, Tony D. Head, Mike Smith Rivera, A.J. Shively, Susanna Frazer, Celestine Rae, Kathy Gail Macgowan, Maryann Plunkett and Mirirai Sithole

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David Staller, Ingrid Pierson and Andrea Miller with Daniel Jenkins, Robbie Simpson,  Photo

David Staller, Ingrid Pierson and Andrea Miller with Daniel Jenkins, Robbie Simpson, Tony D. Head, Mike Smith Rivera, A.J. Shively, Susanna Frazer, Celestine Rae,Kathy Gail MacGowan, Maryann Plunkett and Mirirai Sithole

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Stage Managers Ingrid Pierson and Andrea Miller join with tonights cast-Daniel Jenkin Photo

Stage Managers Ingrid Pierson and Andrea Miller join with tonights cast-Daniel Jenkins, Robbie Simpson, Tony D. Head, Mike Smith Rivera, A.J. Shively, Susanna Frazer, Celestine Rae, Kathy Gail MacGowan, Maryann Plunkett and Mirirai Sithole

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Celestine Rae Biography

Celestine Rae was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an Italian/German
American mother and African American father who encouraged her creativity and self expression at a very young age. A shy child, Celestine fell in love with the art of dance and it was on stage that she found herself and her calling.
Celestine performed in school plays in grade school and would volunteer to choreograph the dance numbers in her shows as well as at her dance studio. Her passion for dance quickly grew into a love for acting as she was nicknamed 'Face' by choreographer and former Alvin Ailey company dancer, David St. Charles, for her passion and expression while performing in his narrative ballets. She was encouraged to pursue acting by many of her dance teachers and began to audition for plays and short films while in college.
Two weeks after graduating from Temple University with a B.A. degree in English,
Celestine immediately relocated to New York City to pursue her career as an actress full time. She trained at The William Esper Studio under Terry Knickerbocker, graduating from the Meisner Conservatory Program.
Celestine has performed in several off Broadway productions in New York as well as numerous films and television shows.




Celestine Rae News

Project Y Theatre Company to Present ALL HANDS ON DECK With Playwrights Bleu Beckford Photo Project Y Theatre Company to Present ALL HANDS ON DECK With Playwrights Bleu Beckford-Burrell, Lisa Rosetta Strum & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Project Y Theatre Company will present the final programming in the 7th Annual Women in Theatre Festival: ALL HANDS ON DECK, a reading and commission series dedicated to supporting the creation of new works by Female playwrights of the African diaspora.

Keen Co to Present Keen Teens Festival of New Work 2022 Photo Keen Co to Present Keen Teens Festival of New Work 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced that The Keen Teens Festival of New Work will offer three new one-acts by C. Quintana, Bleu Beckford-Burell, and Stephanie Swirsky, featuring a cast of New York City high school students.

7th Annual Women In Theatre Festival to Return Virtually Photo 7th Annual Women In Theatre Festival to Return Virtually
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2022

Project Y Theatre Company commissioned 5 female playwrights to write 'Hybrid 2-Handers' as the centerpiece of this year's hybrid Women in Theatre Festival, a festival of new work written and created by women, originally conceived to be written for and performed to an in-person and streaming audience simultaneously.

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GL Photo Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021

The Billie Holiday Theatre has¬†announced the return of its¬†monologue showcase series - 50in50 ‚Äď with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year‚Äôs show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.

Fountain Theatre Presents Site-Specific Zoom Play TALKING PEACE Photo Fountain Theatre Presents Site-Specific Zoom Play TALKING PEACE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2020

Art imitates life when the Fountain Theatre presents Talking Peace, a new 10-minute, site-specific a?oeZoom-within-a-Zooma?? by acclaimed playwright France-Luce Benson.

Billie Holiday Theatre to Present Virtual Edition of 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS Photo Billie Holiday Theatre to Present Virtual Edition of 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2020

The AUDELCO and Obie-Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre will present a special virtual edition of its popular 50in50 monologue showcase series with the highly anticipated 50in50:Letters to Our Sons as part of its new #StayAtHome Reading Series, an innovative online play reading series.

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS By James M. Barrie Photo Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS By James M. Barrie
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2020

Gingold Theatrical Group continued the 15th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech, with What Every Woman Knows by James M. Barrie for one night only on Monday February 24th (7pm).

The Billie Holiday Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month With 50IN50: LETTERS TO O Photo The Billie Holiday Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month With 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2020

The Billie Holiday Theatre is proud to announce the cast and selected writers for the fourth monologue showcase of its popular series - 50in50: Letters to Our Sons.

Project Shaw Will Continue 2020 Season with WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS by J. M. Barrie Photo Project Shaw Will Continue 2020 Season with WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS by J. M. Barrie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2020

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) will continue the 15th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech.

American Slavery Project Presents BLACK WOMEN AND THE BALLOT Photo American Slavery Project Presents BLACK WOMEN AND THE BALLOT
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2019

American Slavery Project Presents BLACK WOMEN AND THE BALLOT as part of its spring reading series: The ABC's - African-Americans from Bondage through Crow