RACHEL VICTORIA BYRD

www.rachelbyrd.com SAG-AFTRA
Film and Music Videos Hard Times (Web Series) The Man Who Came Out Only at Night Harvard House System “Walking Distance” by Spirithouse One Call Away Extra (Several Episodes) Young Woman Harvard Student Female Lead Female (Lead) Tahir Jetter Michael Almareyda The Propeller Group Wild Gazebo Productions Boston University

Television & Radio Various TV commercials: Including a national commercial for Cinnamon Life Cereal: “Toast & Jelly Beans” produced by Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor. Speaking roles in regional commercials for Blue Cross Blue Shield and NYNEX (predecessor to Verizon) with Mary Alice Williams. 1995-1998: Various radio commercial voice-overs. Theater Dreamgirls Oleanna Othello Company Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead Boston Summer Play Festival The Story for colored girls / for black boys Death & the King’s Horseman Antony & Cleopatra Guys & Dolls Director Director Desdemona Harvard University Harvard University Hyperion Shakespeare

Tragedian The Footlight Club Molly Boston Playwright’s Theatre Yvonne (Lead) Harvard Arts First Weekend Director, Sound Designer Harvard University Iyaloja Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club Iras Hyperion Shakespeare Company Missionary Pine Bush High School Theatre

Other Modeled for Child Magazine. Africa Night Model (2010, 2011) Harvard Black Community and Student Theater Group Harvard Black Arts Festival

Harvard University President Emerita Showcase Coordinator

Training ● C. P. Casting, “Getting Started in the Business of Acting” – Carolyn Pickman ● DDO Artists Agency, “Get Discovered” NY Intensive” – Jerry Kallarakkal lau lapides company, Intern (Fall 2011) Acting and voice-over coaching firm in Wellesley, MA Harvard University - Bachelor’s Degree in Cinedramatic Arts (Film & Theater) Acting: Improv -Thomas Derrah Acting: Chekhov - Remo Airaldi The Art & Craft of Acting - Remo Airaldi Dramatic Choreography - Jessica Berson, Liz Lerman, Peter Pucci Directing - Marcus Stern (Associate Director, A.R.T.) Theatre, Dreams, Shakespeare - Marjorie Garber, Diane Paulus (Artistic Director, A.R.T.) The Cinema According to Alfred Hitchcock – Haden R. Guest Dramatic Screenwriting - Danny Rubin South African and African-American Drama, Fiction and Film - Biodun Jeyifo Special Skills: Dance - Hip-hop, Step, African, Choreography, Liturgical Music – Vocal (Alto-Soprano): Gospel, Classical, Rap, Pop, Beat-Box. Basic Level: Piano, Flute, Guitar Languages - English, French (Moderate) Accents - British, African (Nigerian/Kenyan) Athletics – Basic Stage Combat, Karate (Tang Soo Do), Tennis, Volleyball Trained in both digital and 16mm filmmaking and video production primarily by Michael Almareyda, Alfred Guzzetti, Robb Moss, Cozette Caroll, Pacho Velez

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