Rachel Karafistan

photo: Mark Garner - Captivation
photo: Tomek szlufik

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 since 2017 Rachel and Kuba of COSmino have worked as visiting directors for Salzburg Landestheater, Austria where they directed King A in 2017 and will direct Paula’s Reisen which will premiere in Spring 2019.

Rachel’s latest solo performance Dreams Die Hard  will premiere in October 2018 in Berlin. Rachel currently teaches at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts) and also is co founder of Silver Key Solutions GbR.