Kelsey Rainwater

Lecturer in Acting and Stage Management

Kelsey is an actress based out of the ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape people, or today’s Hudson County. She teaches Stage Combat and Intimacy at Yale School of Drama and is one of their faculty Intimacy and Fight Director’s. Kelsey has recently worked as Intimacy Coach on A Raisin in the Sun at Yale Repertory Theatre, and has partnered with Michael Rossmy on the intimacy direction for Susan Lori Parks’ White Noise directed by Oskar Eustis, Measure For Measure for The Public’s Mobile Unit, and Blue’s For An Alabama Sky with the Keen Company. At YSD Kelsey has collaborated on multiple productions including How Black Girls Get Over Fuckbois, Tilted, and Is God Is.