Rachel Karafistan

photo: Mark Garner - Captivation
photo: Tomek szlufik
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Rachel Karafistan:
Co Artistic Director
Rachel is a British performer, teacher, academic and director based in Berlin. In 2001 she completed her PhD research into Shamanic dimensions within contemporary theatre practice. For many years, Rachel ran regular workshops exploring the connections between the actor and the shaman internationally and often with her long-term collaborator, Professor Brian Bates. Rachel was an actor with internationally acclaimed Polish company, Teatr Biuro Podróży from 2000 – 2003. Aside from her performing and directing work with COSmino, Rachel has directed for Greenwich Theatre and East 15 Acting School, Northampton and Leeds Universities and most recently for Salzburg Landestheater, Austria. Her latest solo performance ‘Dreams Die Hard’ will premiere in November 2017.