Artist Bio

Rachel Flesher

(Bio as of February 2022)

Rachel Flesher (they/she/he) (Intimacy and Violence Director) returns to the Goodman, where she worked on TWILIGHT BOWL. She is a fight director, intimacy director, intimacy coordinator, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer, actor, director and teacher, returning to TimeLine with RELENTLESS. TimeLine credits include IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY; KILL MOVE PARADISE and RUTHERFORD AND SON. Rachel is passionately engaged in making safer sets and stages around the world by helping to produce best practices and procedures for intimate and hyper-exposed content in multiple areas of film, tv, theater and education. Currently, Rachel is part of the collaboration team advising SAG-AFTRA on their effort to standardize, codify and implement guidelines for on-set intimacy coordinators. You can see Rachel’s intimacy coordination on HULU, FX, FOX, CBS, SHOWTIME, NETFLIX, HBO, Apple and more. Rachel is a Certified Fight Director and Certified Fight Instructor with the Fight Directors Canada, an instructor with Tactics on Set, an Intimacy Coordinator and Intimacy Director with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators. Rachel’s fight direction and intimacy direction have been featured at Steppenwolf, Woolly Mammoth, Shakespeare Dallas, Steppenwolf for Young Adults and many more.