Rachel Kay Barclay is an award-winning playwright, writer, actor, and producer. She is a co-founder of Three Bright Lights Productions, a women-led production company 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 and heart.
She created, wrote, produced, and stars in the comedic series Human Telegraphs, which follows three women as they try to launch an in-person message delivery business in NYC, and get tangled in awkward message exchanges while delivering good and bad news to New Yorkers' front doors, office spaces, and every public and personal space in-between.
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.