Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
Degree: BA/MA San Diego State University, M.F.A. Indiana University
Phone: (814) 332-2308
Office Location: VCCA 307
Spring 2023 Office Hours:
or by appointment
Rachel Nicole Hoey holds a BA/MA in Theatre performance from San Diego State University, where she continued on, as a lecturer, teaching: Creative Drama and Theatre for Young Audiences.
Rachel has trained at Second City West Hollywood, Steppenwolf West, and British American Drama Academy. Uta Hagen’s object work, the Meisner technique, and Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints inform her work as a practitioner and educator.
She earned her MFA in Directing from Indiana University (2020), where she had the opportunity to teach undergraduates in multiple sections of Acting I & Acting II as well as co-teach Great Performances in Film (an examination on the body of work of Emma Thompson and Viola Davis).
Rachel has been a teaching artist and professional development leader for La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Playwrights Project, Art for Learning SD, Childsplay Tempe, Scottsdale Arts, and Greater Boston Stage Company. She specializes in arts integration and devised work for youth.
2021-22, Rachel collaborated on an inclusion and social justice grant at IU, served at Stages Bloomington as the Education Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist and taught Acting I, Acting II & Directing I as an adjunct professor. Most recently, Rachel directed The Lightning Thief: the Percy Jackson Musical (Stages Bloomington).