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Hi, I’m Rachel! Thanks for stopping by. I’m a multi-hyphenate storyteller: writer, filmmaker, and playwright. 


My writing is characterized by female-driven narratives, quirky, effervescent characters, and larger-than-life worlds. I love writing about about human connection, vulnerability, and following one's unique path. I grew up in a small Midwestern town, but spent most of my professional life on the East Coast, mainly in New York City and Washington D.C. As a result, these two worlds playfully merge in my storytelling.

I’m primarily known for creating, writing, producing, and starring in the series, Human Telegraphs, which won several Best Web Series Awards and Best Comedy Awards on the film festival circuit. (You can read more about that below!)​

My great loves (in no particular order) are dark chocolate, wildflowers, hot yoga, Mary Oliver's poetry, sunny afternoons at my writing desk, and hiking with my sweet four-year-old and husband. 


​Want to know more? Check out my full bio below!


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Professional Bio                                                

Rachel Kay Barclay is an award-winning writer, producer, and actor. She is a co-founder of Three Bright Lights Productions, a production company in New York City committed to giving women and underrepresented voices in the film and television industry a platform.

​She created, wrote, produced, and stars in the award-winning comedic series, Human Telegraphs. The series won several Best Web Series Awards and Best Comedy Awards on the film festival circuit, where it screened from coast to coast and internationally at festivals like the Malibu International Film Festival, the Big Apple Film Festival, The Orlando Film Festival, and the Garden State Film Festival.

Rachel is also a writer for Adulting with Jane, a shoppable comedy series that can be viewed on Amazon Prime.​ Her short films, 'The Alliance,' and, 'Oh, Granny,' premiered at Katra Film Series' New Faces New Voices International Film Festival in New York City and D.C. Shorts International Film Festival at the National Constitution Center in Washington, D.C.

Her plays have been produced across the United States and beyond in cities such as London, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. She is a recipient of the Kennedy Center’s JFK National Playwriting Award for her play, 'Trees are Living Legacies,' which was performed at the Kennedy Center as a part of JFK's 50th Anniversary Celebration. She was also a finalist for the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award. 

She also enjoys writing poetry and you can find a few of her poems in the hardcover anthology, The Poetry of Yoga.


Rachel holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from The Catholic University of America and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in English and Theater with a minor in Creative Writing from Arcadia University.

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