Pearl Rhein is an actor, musician, singer-songwriter & composer based in New York City. Last year she was singing, dancing and rocking the viola 8 times a week with the Original Broadway Cast of "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812" starring Josh Groban (with 12 Tony nominations, the highest-nominated show of the season!). In 2016, Pearl was in the Shakespeare in the Park's historic first all-female cast of "The Taming of the Shrew" directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
With a BA in Acting from Ball State University and an MFA in Acting from UC San Diego, "The terrific Pearl Rhein" (Washington Post) is "an amazing musician" (Edge Boston) "possessed of a strong, clear voice" (theatreiseasy.com) who “impresses on the violin” (Philadelphia Inquirer). She is also a strong, goofy, emotionally generous and down-and-dirty feminist in love with language and music and storytelling and gender and play. Her ideal season would include Shakespeare, Caryl Churchill, Tracy Letts, and an original ensemble-produced play-with-music based on a really good book. Pearl is especially interested in (and good at, if she does say so herself in the third person) playing men, heightened language, humor, extreme physicality, dialects, acting through music and playing poor white trash.
Next up: Pearl originates the role of “Ursula” in the world-premiere off-Broadway comedy “Eco Village” by Phoebe Nir, directed by Chloe Treat!
When temporarily homeless Robin hitch-hikes her way to an eco-village she read about online, all she's looking for is a warm meal, a place to sleep, and maybe some new friends. What she finds instead is a parallel universe, in which wholesome earth skills and New Age optimism blend vertiginously with Bacchanalia and Sadomasochism. When Robin falls for Jake, a brilliant but tormented handyman, their explosive connection incites a devastating series of events, revealing the limits of human connection, and the true costs of utopia.
RECENT: “Agent 355” by Preston Max Allen, in residency at The Musical Theatre Factory!
The Culper Spy Ring famously helped George Washington win the American Revolution, but there’s one secret they never revealed; the identity of their female member. Now, an all-female/TGNC punk band is infiltrating a museum exhibit on the Revolution to find the truth about the unknown woman that helped America’s first spy ring “outwit them all.” Challenging a history written by men, Agent 355 explores the loyalty, heritage, and courage of six real Revolutionary women whose stories, sacrifices, and secrets shaped the nation.
✨ FEATURING ✨
Cameron Anika Hill
Debbie Christine Tjong
and Pearl Rhein
General management by Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals
MTF Creative Producing Fellow – Maggie Snyder
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