Rachael Uyeno is an MFA student in Theatre at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa specializing in Western Performance. She has worked as an actress, stage manager, dresser, and assistant director with various theaters across the island, including Diamond Head Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, and of course, UH's own Kennedy Theatre.
During her time as a Graduate Assistant, she has taught 11 sections of THEA 221: Intro to Acting, co-taught Stage Combat, and been a TA for THEA 220: Beginning Voice and Movement. Her philosophy is that the skills and tools that make strong actors also make stronger people, and she strives to show her students of different majors and disciplines how they can carry what they learn in theatre into other parts of their lives. She has given or assisted in workshops on voice, stage combat, and Shakespeare for various classes in the department, the TA Training sessions, and outside organizations. Rachael has recently accepted a position with the Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Romeo and Juliet Project as an actor/teacher, performing in the play and doing workshops with high school students in a hands-on examination of the text.