I am a furious, scrappy, implacable

interdisciplinary artist with a focus in movement, ecology, heritage, and social justice, engaging the
past with an impossible present through empathy and radical responsibility. I am queer and genderfluid, brimming with my essence and riddled with anxieties. My practice and craft rearrange paths of understanding and empathy as each piece chisels at separated planes of existence until separation itself becomes disgracious. Each creative choice strives to elicit humility, service, and provocation until they become instinctive, and we confront a suffering world with solutions, outrage, and compassion.

I work collaboratively and hands-on, employing space, movement, and collective memory. I have always been interested in works rooted in primary sources: whether that be my own experiences, documents from archives, or interviews conducted on the field, the ethnographic transmission of information is potent and lasting. I practice within the risks of an embodied dramaturgy, encouraging moments of failure, stutters, mistakes, and sore bottoms. The work I want to do is work that should be helpful — to bring space to peoples’ power, to promote urgent tenderness. These goals manifest themselves through my work in several ways: protest, social media and public outreach, archaeological research, excavation and survey, theater, dance, performance ethnography, organizing — whatever our needs are, I work my hardest to meet them.

Raychel has had work featured on the 2020 Kilroys List, and at the Annenberg Performing Arts Center at the University of Pennsylvania (PHL), 954 Dance Movement Collective (PHL), Ursinus College (PA), the Shoebox Theater Festival (PHL), Vox Populi (PHL), the Ringling Museum of Art (FL), MARA Studio|Gallery (FL), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (FL), Sarasota Art Museum (FL), the Bay Park Conservancy (FL), and with the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies department at the New College of Florida. Raychel has produced their work with support from the Florida Humanities Council, Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance (John Ringling Towers Grant), Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Raychel received their BA with honors from the New College of Florida, where they double majored in Literature and Anthropology, and where they were also hosted as an Adjunct Instructor this past spring semester.