On February 14, 2017, Rachel Finley lived a reality that every parent in modern America fears,
“There is an active shooter in your son’s school.”
American Bullet is a 10-minute segment of Rachel Finley’s yet to be produced one woman show America Burning.
In this multi-media performance, Rachel combines music, film, spoken word poetry, acting, symbolic movement and innovative
costuming to create a visceral exploration of America’s obsession with violence, munitions and the price of our “freedom.”.
RACHEL FINLEY is a South Florida based actor, director, writer. Her work includes stage, film and performance art. Most recently, Ms. Finley appeared on stage as Lena in Mad Cow Theatre’s production of Boseman and Lena. Since the start of the pandemic, Rachel has remained active, performing in several online “staged” readings, including Play Development Project’s Touch the Moon by Arianna Rose (appearing as Becca), and Mad Cow Theatre’s Science Play Festival by several playwrights (appearing as The Griot and Jen) among others.
She is currently awaiting continued filming of her lead role in the pilot of Motherless, a dramatic series. Rachel Finley’s professional directing career began in 2006 with Alliance Theatre Lab’s production of Lee Blessing’s Down the Road. Since then, she has directed numerous productions both on stage and on camera including her most recent productions, Venus by Susan Lori Parks at The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enough by Ntozake Shange at The Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center and the pilot episode of The Jaxons, a family friendly sitcom produced by Pinnacle Productions. Since the pandemic, Rachel has also directed Judge Mablean Said, by Darius Daughtry via Zoom for New City Players.
As a founding member of the poetry performance troupe, Chaos Theory, Rachel co-wrote Unbroken, the group’s full-length performance piece which premiered at Mainstage Playhouse in 2016. She has also served as a screenwriter on several projects for 1310 Bandits and Pinnacle Productions. Ms. Finley’s work has been described as bold, provocative, entertaining and thought-provoking.