Rachel Chavkin Biography

 
Bio:
Chavkin is a director, writer and artistic director of the TEAM. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theatre, London) has been one of her greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, A.R.T.). London: Mission ... (read more)
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Bio:
Chavkin is a director, writer and artistic director of the TEAM. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theatre, London) has been one of her greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, A.R.T.). London: Mission ... (read more)

Chavkin is a director, writer and artistic director of the TEAM. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theatre, London) has been one of her greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, A.R.T.). London: Mission Drift (National Theatre), American Clock (Old Vic). Select New York and regional: Marco Ramirez’s The Royale (LCT; Obie Award, Drama Desk and Lortel noms.), Malloy’s Preludes (LCT3), Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova and national tour) and Continuity (MTC), Carson Kreitzer’s and Matt Gould’s Lempicka (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Royal Family (Guthrie Theatre) and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac.

Her first film, Remind Me, was an official selection of the Venice and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. 2017 Smithsonian Award for Ingenuity.

In 2019-2020, she will direct Malloy’s Moby Dick at A.R.T. She is a proud NYTW Usual Suspect and Member SDC. Chavkin earned her BFA at NYU where she now serves on the directing faculty at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and earned her MFA at Columbia University.

Rachel Chavkin Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Rachel Chavkin, The Royale
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Director
Rachel Chavkin, The Royale
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Director
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Special Citation Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812