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Rachel Sussman is a Tony Award-nominated creative producer, educator, and entrepreneur committed to cultivating collaborative theatrical work built on trust and transparency. She believes deeply in elevating human stories that challenge existing systems and create more space for inquiry, empathy, and action.

She is a co-founder of The MITTEN Lab, an emerging artist residency program in her native state of Michigan focused on nurturing the next generation of theatre artists. She is also a co-founder of The Business of Broadway, an educational venture with the aim of democratizing commercial producing knowledge in an effort to develop more transparency between artists and producers. She has been a guest lecturer and educator at UPenn, The New School, Fordham University, University of Michigan, and the University of Southern California, among others. She serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of the Arts, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and BerkleeNYC.

In addition to working as an independent producer, Rachel is the VP of the entertainment company Plate Spinner Productions. She has previously worked with such companies as Audible Theater, The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Second Stage Theatre, RKO Stage, the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Lincoln Center's American Songbook, and CREATE-Ireland in Dublin, Ireland.

Broadway producing credits include: Co-producer on the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony nominated, What the Constitution Means to Me (Heidi Schreck), Parade (Alfred Uhry, Jason Robert Brown, and Harold Prince), Prima Facie (Suzie Miller); with Plate Spinner Productions: Here Lies Love, Dana H / Is This a Room, The Old Man and the Pool, Sweeney Todd. Off-Broadway: Lead Producer on the Obie Award-winning production of The Woodsman (James Ortiz and Edward W. Hardy). Additional productions include: Dylan Mulvaney's Day 365 Live! (The Rainbow Room), The Appointment (Lightning Rod Special), The Peculiar Patriot (Liza Jessie Peterson, Audible Theater @ The Minetta Lane), Eh Dah? Questions for My Father (Next Door at NYTW), The Rug Dealer (Women's Project Pipeline Festival), Talk to me about Shame (FringeNYC, Overall Excellence Award), and Suffs (Shaina Taub, The Public Theater). Rachel was also one of the producers of Saturday Night Seder (Story Course) a virtual Passover seder during the pandemic that raised over $3.5M for the CDC Foundation.

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Photos: Shaina Taub and the Cast of SUFFS Give a Sneak Peek

Shaina Taub and the cast of Suffs gave a sneak peek at the musical with a special performance at the Great Hall at Cooper Union yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

Video: Watch A Stripped Down Performance From The Cast Of Berkeley Rep's CULT OF LOVE

Watch a stripped-down musical moment featuring the cast of Berkeley Rep's Cult of Love. In the all-new video, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Dan Hiatt, Chris Lowell, Luisa Sermol, and Kerstin Anderson perform 'A'Soalin' (Hey, Ho Nobody Home).'

Photos: Hillary Clinton Joins the Cast of SUFFS For First Rehearsal

This week, Hillary Rodham Clinton joined the cast of new Broadway musical Suffs for their first rehearsal at New 42 Studios. Check out photos of Clinton with the company here!

Video: Go Behind The Scenes of CULT OF LOVE at Berkeley Rep

Go behind the scenes of Cult of Love at Berkeley Rep in an all-new video looking at the show's scenic design.

Video: Audiences React to CULT OF LOVE at Berkeley Rep

See what audiences are saying about Cult of Love at Berkeley Rep in the video here!

Video: Watch a Trailer for Leslye Headland's CULT OF LOVE at Berkeley Rep

Watch a trailer featuring production footage from Berkley Rep's Cult of Love, currently running through March 3rd, here!

Video: Leslye Headland and Trip Cullman talk Cult of Love!

Dive deep into the creative minds behind Cult of Love with an exclusive video interview featuring writer Leslye Headland and director Trip Cullman! Cult of Love begins previews this Friday, January 26th!

Shaina Taub Will Lead the Cast of the Broadway Transfer of SUFFS; Full Cast Revealed!

Shaina Taub is set to lead the cast of her own musical Suffs, when it transfer to Broadway this spring. Plus, find out who else is starring in the cast!

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for Leslye Headland's CULT OF LOVE, Coming to Berkeley Rep in January

Faith and family collide in this dark comedy written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, which runs at Berkley Rep from January 26 through March 3, 2024. Watch the trailer here!

Cast And Creative Team Set for For Leslye Headland's CULT OF LOVE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley Rep announces cast and creative team for Leslye Headland's 'Cult of Love'

Video: Shaina Taub Performs 'Keep Marching' From SUFFS; Tickets On Sale Now!

In conjunction with tickets going on sale, author of Suffs Shaina Taub released a special performance video featuring a stripped-down version of the musical’s new finale, “Keep Marching.”  Check out the video here!

Waterwell Extends Lameece Issaq's A GOOD DAY TO ME NOT TO YOU at Connelly Theater

Due to popular demand, Waterwell extends the world premiere of A Good Day to Me Not to You, a solo play written and performed by Drama Desk Award-winner Lameece Issaq (Food and Fadwa), to December 16, 2023. 

The Business of Broadway to Present Reading of New Musical L'ART RESTE and K-Musical Producer Workshop

The Business of Broadway partners with Korea Arts Management Service to present a reading of the new musical 'L'art Reste' and a workshop for K-Musical producers. Get a glimpse of Korean musical talent and gain industry insight at this exclusive event in New York City.

Shaina Taub's SUFFS Will Transfer to Broadway in April 2024

Suffs is headed to Broadway in Spring 2024! The musical, which features a book, music, and lyrics by Shaina Taub, premiered Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in April 2022.

Julie Benko, Clint Ramos, Kara Young, Ingrid Michaelson, and More Named Variety's 10 Broadway Stars to Watch Out For in 2023

Variety has named its annual list of 10 Broadway Stars to Watch Out For, which includes a lineup of stars of the stage that the publication believes theatregoers should keep on their radar. Learn more about all of the nominees and check out the full list!

Waterwell to Begin 20th Anniversary Year With Lameece Issaq's A GOOD DAY TO ME NOT TO YOU At Connelly Theater

Waterwell will begin its 20th anniversary year with the world premiere of A Good Day to Me Not to You, a solo play written and performed by Drama Desk Award-winner Lameece Issaq. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Prince Fellowship Reveals 2023 Fellows

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has revealed that Maxwell Beer has received The Prince Fellowship and Amy Marie Haven has received the Prince/TTLP Fellowship.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on HERE LIES LOVE Opening Night

Check out photos of Dylan Mulvaney, Spike Lee, H.E.R., Stephen Colbert, and more on the Here Lies Love opening night red carpet!

Photos: Inside Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Opening Night Celebration

Check out photos from the opening night celebration of Alex Edelman's Just For Us!

Photos: Laura Benanti, Micaela Diamond And More Turn Out For Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Broadway Opening Night

Check out all-star portraits captured at opening night of Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US on Broadway! Joining Edelman to celebrate his Broadway debut on June 26 at the Hudson Theatre were Laura Benanti, Micaela Diamond, Mike Birbiglia, Busy Philipps, Rachel Brosnahan, Jeremy O. Harris and many more.

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