Rachel Blair

Rachel Blair is a Toronto based writer and actor. She holds a Masters in Performance from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England and is a graduate of York University’s Theatre Program, specializing in Devised Theatre and Playwriting. While in London she performed at the Shunt Vaults and the Old Vic Tunnels. Rachel’s playwriting credits include Wake (Toronto Fringe New Play Contest Winner in 2008) and This is About the Push, a one-act developed into The Comfort Women (Shortlisted for the RBC Emerging Playwright Competition in 2012 and selected for the Banff Playwrights Colony in 2014). She has collaborated with Seventh Stage Theatre Productions, Steady State Theatre Company, and Tilthaus Theatre. Her latest play A Man Walks Into a Bar was a recent sell-out hit at the Toronto Fringe Festival and Best of Fringe Festival. It will be presented at the 2016 Next Stage Theatre Festival.