Rachel Karpf, Artistic Producer
Rachel Karpf is the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle Artistic Producer of WP Theater, and the co-leader of WP’s Playwrights Lab. Her recent independent projects include the Bushwick Starr world premiere and WP/Starr Off-Broadway remount of Kate Benson’s [PORTO] (dir. Lee Sunday Evans), Lisa Lampanelli’s Stuffed (dir. Jackson Gay), curation of the Public Theater Mobile Unit’s pop-up lobby performances, and Spare Rib, a theatrical fundraiser for reproductive rights with Gloria Steinem. As Associate Director of Page 73: You Got Older (2 OBIE Awards), Grounded, and When January Feels Like Summer. For Beth Morrison Projects: Todd Almond’s Kansas City Choir Boy with Courtney Love (A.R.T.) and Persona (MIT/National Sawdust). She has also produced, curated, and developed new works with LCT3, NYTW, New Georges, 13P, and with artists including Martyna Majok, Emilie Baltz, Chris Duffy, and The Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure. Rachel was previously Senior Producer for the international collective Guerilla Science, where she created large-scale immersive performances at theaters, music festivals, pop-up events, dinners, and dance parties. She has been a grant panelist for the New York State Council for the Arts, and has given talks on creative producing at Columbia University, the New School, and the New York Academy of Sciences. Rachel is a former Time Warner Foundation Fellow of the WP Producers Lab, and a graduate of Dartmouth College.