Portland Mercury Interviews Rachel about her Artist Residency at Siren Theater

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For the month of January 2017, I am doing an Artist Residency at The Siren Theater in Portland Oregon. I've just begun teaching classes this week - and the shows start this weekend! It's incredible to be working in a brand new city bursting with improv talent. (They have had new improv theaters open here every year I've been here!)

Before I arrived, I chatted on the phone with Arts Writer, Suzette Smith, all about Hip Hop Improv, beatboxing, traveling for work, and of course, "having sex with windows."  

Portland Mercury: Can you teach me to sound like a Beastie Boy in four weeks?
Rachel: Maybe like a Beastie Child.

For a list of all upcoming shows and classes in Portland, go here.

A Rave Review of North Coast in Portland OR!

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Rachel and some of the North Coast cast performed for the second year in a row at the Stumptown Improv Festival in Portland Oregon.  Check out the Rave Review of North Coast's performance. The title of the review starts with "Holy Shit! North Coast!" so... we think they liked it.

I have a feeling that North Coast is either really popular (and I just don’t know about it because I live really far from New York) or they are about to blow the f*ck up soon. ...if you get a chance to see North Coast, see North Coast!
— The Portland Mercury

The "My Ovaries Exploded" Music Video Proves Just How Dangerous Your #Feels Can Be

Improv performers Rachel Rosenthal and Katy Berry have delivered the ovary-themed summer jam you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for your whole life.
— LARA RUTHERFORD-MORRISON, Bustle

I co-wrote and starred in a  new video that came out last week and it got an awesome write-up on Bustle

"Improv performers Rachel Rosenthal and Katy Berry have delivered the ovary-themed summer jam you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for your whole life. Their music video for the song “My Ovaries Exploded” will have you bobbing your head, rapping along, and possibly also clutching your sides involuntarily. Because emotions? They are violent..."

Continue reading below. 

Following the Fear with Comedian and Improv Performer Rachel Rosenthal

Honored to have been interviewed recently by JewishBoston.com. This article follows my career from my very first improv class, to working in NYC, to my solo show heading to Boston this coming weekend...  

Rachel Rosenthal wants you to follow your fear. The comedian, improv performer and rapper says she applies that basic principle of improv to her work, as well as to her life. “When we do things that are exciting there’s always this fear that comes with it,” Rosenthal said in a recent interview with JewishBoston.
— Judy Bolton-Fasman

Rachel Rosenthal's Solo Show coming to Boston

Check out the sweet Press Release from ImprovBoston about my upcoming performance on May 14th! I performed at ImprovBoston for close to 10 years. Getting back there with my own solo show this spring feels like a really great way to return “home.” 

 

Read the full Press Release and, ya know, pass it onto all of your media contacts!

Rites: A One “Woman” Show for one night only in Boston!

@ ImprovBoston
May 14th 7pm
With Standup from Dana Jay Bein!
Tickets

Rachel is a "Tour de Force" - A.V. Club

I told a story on the Risk! podcast and apparently, The AV Club loved it!  I’m blown away by this awesome review.

"But it’s the last story by Rachel Rosenthal that’s the real tour de force. Her piece recounts the many twists, turns, and torments of a years-long battle against an identity thief; it’s a disturbing saga that, without giving too much away, comes to an end with a horrifying revelation. Rosenthal finds moments of humor in bleak circumstances, making her piece one that’s worth skipping ahead for, even in an episode as good as this one."

- Dan Fitchette, A.V. Club

Listen to the Podcast

(My story starts at 53:50 min)

North Coast featured on Splitsider

Sweet! North Coast was featured on the comedy powerhouse website, Splitsider, talking about the intersection between comedy and music.  

“Widick and North Coast task themselves with building entire hip-hop songs and scenes based off a single word suggestion from an audience member — like the word “milk,” for instance. Even though the rotating cast of ten view themselves as comedians first, music is the glue that keeps their comedic appeal and jokes intact.”