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Rachel Valentine Smith


Rachel is a director, artist and facilitator working across the UK and internationally. Her work includes reimaginings of the classics, regular collaborations with emerging and established writers from the UK, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Lebanon, and cross discipline events and installations. Rachel was co-artistic director of The Faction ensemble for six years and directed work commissioned by New Diorama Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre, The Lowry and the British Council. Rachel’s debut short films, My Last Duchess and Medea / Worn, were commissioned by The Lowry in 2021 and have been included in ten festival selections across the globe.Rachel has worked extensively with collaborators in Lebanon and produced events in support of English PEN, The Black Curriculum and the Theatre Relief Group Lebanon.
Rachel is currently Creative Associate at Clean Break and has recently graduated from an MA Art+Politics from Goldmsmiths.