Rachel Kay Barclay is an award-winning writer, actor, and producer. She is a co-founder of Three Bright Lights Productions, a women-led production company in New York City committed to giving women in the film and television industry a platform and voice.
Her writing is characterized by female-driven narratives and perspectives. It often has quirky, effervescent characters, larger-than-life worlds, and skews towards themes of human connection, vulnerability, and following one's unique path.
She created, wrote, co-produced, and stars in the award-winning comedic series, Human Telegraphs, which won the Best Web Series Award at both the New York International Film Awards and at the Falcon International Film Festival. The series has received over thirteen other nominations, including Best Comedy, Best Original Concept, Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Comedic Trio at film festivals, like the British Web Awards and NYC Web Fest. Human Telegraphs had its World Premiere at the Big Apple Film Festival in the heart of Times Square in November 2021.
She is also a writer for Adulting with Jane, a shoppable comedy series that features guest experts who teach DIY adulting hacks to the character, Jane. The show allows viewers to shop products in episodes while they watch.
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 her work has been published 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.