Like most people in modern western civilization, Rachel Jackson has loved puppets ever since they taught her how to read. One of her earliest memories involves throwing a tantrum over missing the Phyllis Diller episode of The Muppet Show (sorry Mom). The creator of the hit puppet musical MANOS – The Hands of Felt, Rachel designs puppets and teaches puppetry workshops through Vox Fabuli Puppets.
Rachel has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since 2008, where her work has been called "mad and masterful" by The Seattle Times. She has crafted puppets for the Seattle International Film Festival, Digital Romance Inc., Annex Theatre, Wing It Productions and Everett Community College. She recently had the (HUGE) honor of studying at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Puppetry Conference, under Sesame Street's Martin P. Robinson.
You may have seen Rachel puppeteering in Team of Heroes: No More Heroes, Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical and Whedonesque Burlesque, and her acting sans puppet in KRAM's Bingomatic Improv Machine.
When she's not engaged in puppet shenanigans, Rachel enjoys singing with band The Fog People, doing funny voices for web series The Scottish Ninjas and playing with KRAM Improv. In her spare time, she sleeps.
Photo by Inti St. Clair