Rachel Marks 

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Location: Kingston, ON
Method of contact: 613-349-5151 or [email protected]
Rates: Sliding scale, please email or call to discuss and get a quote.
Available work methods: In-person, remote (zoom etc), will travel (far and wide!)

Rachel has been a practicing Relaxed Performance Consultant for several years and has an extensive background in theatre (ie. Stage Manager, Playwright, Artist Educator, Box Office and FOH) and working to develop events and programming for children/youth on the Autism Spectrum and their families. Relaxed Performances are where Rachel combines her two career loves (Disability Action/Accessibility and Theatre). Rachel has worked with Soulpepper Theatre Company and the Young Centre for Performing Arts, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall, Thousand Islands Playhouse, the National Ballet of Canada, Comedy Bar (and many more!) to welcome the neurodiverse and disability communities to their venues and performances.

In 2018, Rachel was one of 18 artists worldwide chosen to participate in the artist track training at the Big Umbrella Festival (the first month-long arts festival just for kids with ASD in the world) at the Lincoln Center in NYC, and later that year studied at Creating with the Cart (Oily Cart Theatre and Rose Bruford College of East London) in London creating work specifically for children with multiple disabilities and developmental delays. In February 2020 Rachel was accepted into, and completed,  Access Activator Training with the British Council and Tangled Art + Disability.

Areas of expertise (as it relates to RP):

  • Training for staff and creative team
  • Visual guides
  • Fact Sheets
  • Quiet Room Set-up
  • Guiding through RP process
  • Supporting RP process

Services provided (as it relates to RP):

  • Relaxed Performance Training (FOH & Box Office, Management and Artistic teams)
  • Setting up events
  • Lights and sound check
  • Visual Guides
  • Fact Sheets
  • Accessibility Packs
  • On-site support
  • Marketing assistance
  • Accessibility consulting
  • Helping a company from start to finish