September 3, 2012 in Individual Shows

Tale of a Tiger - Rachel Hynes

Tale of a Tiger is an original story about a girl who lives in the woods with her father. After he locks her in the cupboard for three days, she starts to see tigers everywhere and ultimately becomes one. Toothy, rough and wild, the story asks, "what animal do you keep inside?" Solo storyteller Rachel Hynes is accompanied by bassist Ethan Foote to create a lyrical mash-up using the forms of traditional fairytales, graphic novels and hip hop poetics. Appropriate for ages 10+.

Rachel Hynes is an international performer, director and devisor. Her work spans the range of traditional Shakespeare to bawdy cabaret to experimental and site-specific theater.

She has been an actor in French Collective Derezo's Micofictions (Washington DC), Delicaltessen's, Theatre Souk, toured Spain with Das Collectivnost De Teatro y Ridicule, puppeteered with the London company, Flabbergast and led a cast of 15 ghosts in singing, cooking, hiding and praising in a condemned flat in London as part of Tanya Cottingham's 7 Quiet Acts of Domestic Violence series and performed her solo show Tale of a Tiger in Washington DC, Bethlehem PA and Seattle.

She is co-founder and co-artistic director of the performance art group, Helsinki Syndrome. Their work has been seen in Ontological-Hysteric's Incubator (New York), Camden People's Theatre's Sprint Festival (London), Hard2Mouth's Risk/Reward Series (Portland), On the Boards NWNW Festival, Annex Theatre, Open Circle Theatre, The Henry Art Gallery, Bumbershoot Arts Festival and Crawl Space Art Gallery (Seattle). Rachel also teaches workshops on a range of topics from mask-making to ensemble-building to clown and has taught for ages 8-80 years with Encore Stage and Studio, ETC and independently lead workshops for disadvantaged youth and in business settings.

Rachel received her MFA in Lecoq-based, Actor-created Theatre from Naropa University in conjunction with The London International School of performing arts.