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Selected Press and Reviews

Selected Press, Reviews, and Citations


Simons, Ted. “Arizona Art Beat: Mesa’s Festival of Creativity,” Horizon/Channel 8/PBS. Original airdate: May 24, 2012. Spectrum and Transfix featured.

Barness, Andi. “Festival of Creativity for Kids and Adults,” ABC 15 News. Original airdate: March 11, 2012. Spectrum and Transfix featured.

Pela, Robert L. “Ghost Story: The House of the Spirits,” NPR/The Phoenix New Times April 12-18th, 2012. pp.33.

Lengel, Kerry. “Playwright tackles big ‘Spirits’ in own way at ASU,” The Arizona Republic March 31, 2012.

González, José Cruz. “Chasing the Sun: A Playwright Puts Himself in a Child’s Shoes by Retracing 
         the Steps of a Conquistador,” American Theatre January 2012. pp.78-82.



Lengel, Kerry. “Childsplay's 'Sun Serpent' Soars on Multimedia Innovation,” The Arizona Republic, November 3, 2011.

Lengel, Kerry. “Childsplay's 'Sun Serpent Unmasks Devised Tale,” The Arizona Republic, October 21, 2011.

Cárdenas, José. “Sounds of Cultura: The Sun Serpent,” Horizonte/PBS.  October 6, 2011. Live interview with Rachel Bowditch, The Sun Serpent director.

“CALA Festival: The Sun Serpent,” Univison October 4, 2011. Featured arts segment.

'Sun Serpent' shows a changing Aztec world,” East Valley Tribune, October 21, 2011.

Ventura, Amanda. “Breaking Boundaries: Phoenix Fringe Festival. Event Pushes Area’s Thriving Theatre Scene to the Edge,” College Times, Tuesday March 29, 2011.

Essig, Linda and Jennifer Setlow. Lighting and the Design Idea. Third Edition. Wadsworth, 2011. Image of Anon(ymous) directed by Rachel Bowditch (page 141).

Lawrence, Dan. “Actors on the Move: 10 Performers Analyze the Training Regimens that Animate Them on Stage (Rasaboxes),” American Theatre, January 2011. Mentioned as a national certified Rasaboxes instructor.

“Soleri Bridge Previewed: Crowds Get Look at Pedestrian Span, Gathering Place,” The Arizona Republic, Saturday December 11, 2010.

Harkey, Scott. “Scottsdale Public Art Celebrated the New Soleri Bridge and Plaza,” Reuters, Saturday December 11, 2010.

“Scottsdale Public Art Celebrated the New Soleri Bridge and Plaza Official Public Dedication of the Soleri Bridge and Plaza.” CNBC Saturday, December 11, 2010.

 “Official Dedication: Soleri Bridge and Plaza (2010),”

Shannahan, Pat. “Fish Herding Meets Performance Art,” The Arizona Republic, January 31, 2010.

Bloomfield, Dru. “Fish Herding Becomes Art Saturday in the Downtown,” At Home In Scottsdale, January 8, 2010.

“Fish Roundup at Scottsdale Waterfront,” Scottsdale Public Art, January 9, 2010.

Menconi, Lilia. “Art + Canal Dry Up + Fish Roundup,” The Phoenix New Times, January 8, 2010.

Kenzer, Josh. “Fish Roundup at the Scottsdale Waterfront this Saturday,” Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, January 8, 2010.

Haller, Sonja. “Free Public Art, Canal Tour in Scottsdale Saturday,” The Arizona Republic, December 11, 2010. Also published in the Tucson Citizen.

Peterson, Julie. “White Hype: Transfix Yourself at MonOrchid,” The Phoenix New Times, April 1, 2011.

Lengel, Kerry. “Our Critic Awards his Personal Bests: ‘The Geek Chic Award for Wicked Awesomeness in Design goes to ‘Bone Portraits’ at ASU’s School of Theatre and Film,” The Arizona Republic, Sunday June 20, 2010.

Malone, Kirby and Gail Scott White. “The Case for Live Movies,” American Theatre, January 2009. Color photo depicted of Machinal.


Lengel, Kerry. “Bone Portraits’ intrigues but doesn’t quite engage,” The Arizona Republic, Sunday November 15, 2009.

Lengel, Kerry. “Bone Portraits has Retro Sci-fi Look,” The Arizona Republic, Sunday November 1, 2009.

Bedard, Roger. “The Cultural Construction of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences: A Captive Eddy of Recursive Harmonies,” Theater Festivals: Celebration of Cultural Diversity, The Assitej Book 2008-2009. ASSITEJ International.[ii] Image of Anon(ymous) directed by Rachel Bowditch (page 293).


Holden, Wynter. “Aural Surgery: Brazilian Sound Artist Highlights ASU Museum’s New Batch,” The Phoenix New Times, February 19, 2009. Performance of Spectrum at Paolo Nenflidio’s art opening at ASU Art Museum.

Ruiz, Ryan. “SMoCA Nights,” College Times, March 19, 2009. Full color image of Transfix performing at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts “SMoCA Nights.”

Betti, Adrian. “Pulse/Scene: SMOCA Nights,” 944: Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle, April 2009. Full color image of Transfix performing at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts.


Hwang, Kellie. “The Ophelia Project,” The Arizona Republic, March 24, 2009. Interview with the Director.

Hwang, Kellie. “Women in Arts Explored,” The Arizona Republic, Sunday March 22, 2009.

Hwang, Kellie. “Ophelia tells Story of Struggles,” The Scottsdale Republic Weekend Edition (Arizona Republic), Friday March 27, 2009.

Hwang, Kellie. “Ophelia Shows Women’s Lives,” The Arizona Republic, Wednesday April 1, 2009.

Pela, Robert L. “Death and the Maidens,” The Phoenix New Times, March 26-April 1, 2009. Volume 40: Number 13. Pp.38.


Lengel, Kerry. “Anon(ymous) Looks Great, Lacks Life,” The Arizona Republic, 28 November 2008.

Malone, Kirby, Jacob Pinholster, and Gail Scott White.  “How Do You Teach Magic,”

Live Design, October 2008. Depicted two color photos of The Ophelia Project and Machinal.

Schechner, Richard. Performance Studies: An Introduction. Routledge, 2006. Image of my portrayal of Yono in Yokastas.

Pink, Liz. “Breaking Into Non-Profit Arts,” Not For Tourists: New York City. Wednesday, June 28 2006. Interviewed by Liz Pink on breaking into not-for-profit theatre in New York City.

Horn, Miriam. “Deconstructing the Baddest Mom in Greek Tragedy,” The New York Times. February 22nd, 2005 (Full color image of YokastaS cast).


Ekman, Paul. “On Assignment: Playing with Emotions,” National Geographic. The Mind Issue. March 2005. Photographed by Cary Wolinsky. Role: Actor. Two images of my face in disgust and happiness in article about Paul Ekman’s emotional research.

Calzadilla, Fernando. Review of “YokastaS by Saviana Stanescu. Directed by Richard Schechner.” Theatre Journal, Vol.55, No. 4, Theatre and Activism (Dec., 2003), pp.710-713.

Lewonczyk, Jeffrey. “Review of YokastaS,” NY, February 18, 2005.

Pierce, Richard. “East Coast Artists to Perform YokastaS Redux at LaMama Theatre,” NYU Today. February 14th, 2005. Featured full color image on cover.

Simonson, Robert. “Sightlines: YokastaS,” Village Voice, March 26-April 1, 2003.

D.A. “Natural Selections: Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2003,” The Philadelphia City Paper, August 28, 2003. P. 27. Transfix selected as a festival highlight.

Donadio, Rachel. “The Fringe Is Becoming Legit,” The New York Sun. Weekend Edition. Aug. 2 -4, 2002. Full color image of Transfix on cover page and full black and white image on page 4.



Hughes, Robert J. “Futures and Options: Life on the Fringe,” The Wall Street Journal. Friday Aug 2, 2002. Two large black and white images of Transfix, a featured fringe event.


Johnson, Martin. “Onstage and Uncensored: New York’s Fringe Festival Caters to the Eclectic Eccentric,” Newsday, Friday August 9, 2002. Full Color image of Transfix at Madison Square Garden.




Cunningham, Kate. “A City of Artistic and Theatrical Success: Rachel Bowditch Brings Ginsberg to Life,” Skidmore News, April 1998.


Leonard, Linda. “The Absurd Truth: ‘Jack or the Submission’ Balances Hellish Agony with Ridiculous Humor,” Skidmore News, Thursday March 7, 1996.


Cunningham, Kate. “Rachel Bowditch - Artist of the Week: A Decorous Harmony Between the Visual and Theatrical,” Skidmore News, November 1997.


Jackson, Larry. “Etendoir,” Skidmore News, April 17 1997.


Leonard, Linda. “Feast for the Senses,” Skidmore News, April 1996.

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