About me

I (Rachel Luann Strayer) am a dramachick; a playwright, actress, director, wife, teacher, singer, reader…well, you get the idea. I’ve loved theatre since my first moment on stage singing “I’m a little inch-worm” — hey, at least I got to be the inch-worm’s head — and I’ve been writing, well, since I could write, although I seem to remember a break-through in 7th grade science when my friend insisted I “WRITE MORE!” of my “novel” and give her something to read during class. Now I have my undergraduate degree in theatre…sort of (it’s a long story), plus an M.A. and an MFA, both in creative writing/playwriting from Wilkes University. I am the co-founder of Ghostlight Productions (with my AMAZING husband!), a small theatre group in northeast Pennsylvania, and I’m an Assistant Professor in the Communication and Humanities Department at Keystone College. I wrote a play entitled Drowning Ophelia which was produced by San Francisco’s Repurposed Theatre and directed by Ellery Schaar in 2013. I am currently working on other playwriting projects and – hey, why not – a young adult novel (?!).

Anything else you want to know?  Ask!  Perhaps you shall receive.  🙂


8 Responses to About me

  1. I think this will be a great resource and I added it to my blogroll! 🙂

  2. zenbren says:

    Your writing is so engaging, I agree with your seventh grade friend! WRITE MORE! I live in NE Pennsylvania, and I’m interested in knowing more about Ghostlight Productions.

    • dramachicky says:

      Thanks so much for you feedback! If you haven’t checked out our webpage yet, please do: http://www.ghostlightproductions.org (it does need updated! lol). You can also join our facebook group; just search for Ghostlight Productions. We are planning our 4th annual Shakespeare in the Park for the first two weekends in June. I should be announcing open auditions soon since I am planning to hold them in mid- to late-March, at South Abington Park. I’ll make sure to post audition dates here as well as on our website and the facebook group. We are planning to do ROMEO & JULIET and I will be directing! Please come out; we are looking for actors but also musicians (violinists specifically) and anyone else who would just like to help out.

      Thanks so much for your encouraging words about my writing. 🙂 I’m a work in progress, but I enjoy it. Hope to hear from you again!

  3. Aurathena says:

    I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award!
    Thank you for making my day brighter through your blog!

  4. Kerry Hishon says:

    Hello lovely! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I miss you and hope you’re doing well!


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