Rachel Noel Edwards 2013


RACHEL NOEL EDWARDS


Moment
includes both
"Melting" by Eddie Zipperer
&
“Cheating Death” by Kamron Klitgaard
Directed by Engela Edwards

    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 7 & 8, 2014
    Champion High School in Boerne, Texas, June 13, 2014

Moment
Dula staged reading
A New American Musical
book by Paul Elliott; lyrics by Cunningham and Elliott, with music by Jeanie Cunningham
Directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre Adult Company
    Bastrop Conference Center, Bastrop, Texas, March 15, 2014
    (age 18)

The Elves and the Shoemaker -- The Musical 
Book by Karen Boettcher-Tate; Music and Lyrics by Bill Francouer
Directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre Adult Company
    Hillcrest Elementary School, Austin, Texas, March 7, 2014 
    (age 18)
Acting Resume
Christmas Collage
Directed by Engela Edwards 
    EASY Theatre Adult Improv Troupe
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, December 7, 2013 (2 performances)
    (age 17)

Oz!
Book by Tim Kelly, Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur 
Directed by Engela Edwards.
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre Adult Company
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, October 11 - 26, 2013
    (age 17)
Acting Resume
The Hallelujah Girls
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre Adult Company
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, August 9 - 24, 2013 
    (age 17)
Anna and August
By Don Zolidis
Lead Actor, Title Role, Teen Troupe
Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 9 - 10, 2013
Globe of the Great Southwest in Odessa, Texas, June 12, 2013 
(age 17) 
Won All Star Cast Award as Anna
Acting Resume
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon:  Cutting
by Don Zolidis
Directed by Engela Edwards 
    Lead Actor
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, TX, June 4 & 5, 2011
    Bryan Civic Auditorium, Bryan, TX, June 10, 2011
    (age 15) 
    Won All Star Cast Award performing multiple roles
Brothers Grimm Touring Cast
                  photo by Engela Edwards
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
by Don Zolidis
Directed by Engela Edwards 
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
    Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, February 18 & 19, 2011
    (age 15)
Brothers Grimm Cast
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare and Adapted by I.E. Clark 
Directed by Engela Edwards 
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
    Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, February 18 & 19, 2011
    (age 15)
Rachel and Jacob
The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree
Book by Martin A. Follose 
Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Engela Edwards
    Actor for EASY Theatre
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, January 14, 15, 21, 22, & 23, 2011
    (age 14 & 15)
Pruning the Family Tree
A Play by Daniel Gordon
Directed by Engela Edwards
Texas première production 
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre and Bastrop Opera House
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, Oct. 29-Nov. 14, 2010
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, Nov. 19 & 20, 2010
  • In the touring cast.  In the AACTFest 11 competition cast, January 2011

  • (age 14 & 15)
Pruning the Family Tree
                  Cast photo by Chester Eitze
Without Strings
Comic Pinocchio play by Patrick Rainville Dorn
Directed by Engela Edwards
Lead Actor for Bastrop Opera House
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 4 - 6, 2010
  • McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, June 11, 2010

  • (age 14)
     

    Won All Star Cast Award as Cricket

    Without Strings
    The Audition
    by Don Zolidis
    Directed by Engela Edwards. 
      Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
    • Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, May 28 & 29, 2010
    • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 6, 2010
    • McMurry University in Abilene, Texas,  June 10, 2010

    • (age 14)

      Won Linda Lee Leadership Award 

    The Audition
    Beyond Tolerance
    by Alan Haehnel
    Directed by Engela Edwards 
      Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
      Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, Feb. 5, 6, 12, & 13, 2010
      (age 14)
    Rachel
    Wonderland!
    The Musical Misadventures of a Girl Named Alice
    Book adapted by James DeVita
    Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur 
    Directed by Engela Edwards 
      Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
      Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, Feb. 5 & 6, 2010 
      (age 14)
    Acting Resume
    Beyond Tolerance
    by Alan Haehnel
    Directed by Engela Edwards 
      Lead Actor for Bastrop Opera House
      Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, Jan. 8-16, 2010 (Bastrop Cast)
      (age 14)
    Rachel
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    Missoula Children's Theatre 
    Ensemble / Dancer / Chorus
    Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas, August 8, 2009 
    (age 13)
    Acting Resume
    The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy (cutting)
    Book by Alec Strum; Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur 
    Directed by Engela Edwards 
      Ensemble for EASY Theatre
    • Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, May 16 & 17, 2009
    • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 7, 2009
    • Blinn College, Brenham, Texas, June  11, 2009 

    • Won Spirit of the Conference Award
      (age 13)
    cast photo by Linda
                  Lee
    Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate
    by D. M. Bocaz-Larson
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Ensemble for EASY Theatre
      Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, May 16 & 17, 2009 
      (age 13)
    Down in the Dumps
    a musical by Dan Roberts
    Directed by Engela Edwards
    Ensemble for EASY Theatre
    Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, February 7 & 8, 2009 
    (age 13)
    The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy
    By Alec Strum; Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur 
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Lead actor, singer, dancer
      Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, Feb. 6-8, 2009 
      (age 13)
    A Simple Task
    by Alan Haehnel
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Actor
      Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, January 11 & 24, 2009
      (age 12)
    Cast
    A Simple Task
    by Alan Haehnel
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Lead actor for EASY Theatre 
    • Odyssey School, Austin, Texas, May 28, 2008
    • Dougherty Art Theater, Austin, Texas May 31 - June 1, 2008
    • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 7, 2008
    • Margo Jones Theater, Denton, Texas, June 13, 2008

    • Won Spirit of the Conference Award
      (age 12)
    A Simple Task
                  2008 Austin Cast
    Dr. Frankenstreudel's Lemon Fresh Laboratory of Horrors
    by Jeannette Jaquish
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Lead Actor, title role
      Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, May 24 & 25, 2008
      (age 12)
    Dr. Frankenstreudel's
                  Lemon Fresh Laboratory of Horrors (Bastrop cast '08)

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    The Princess and the Porcupine
    by Ed Monk
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Ensemble
      Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, May 24 & 25, 2008 
      (age 12)
    The Princess
                  and the Porcupine '08 Bastrop Cast
    Vaudeville Tonight 2008
    written and directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor, Singer, Dancer 
    for EASY Theatre 
    Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, February 1 & 2, 2008 
    (age 12)
    Cast and Crew
    Seussification of Romeo & Juliet
    by Peter Boedel
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Lead Actor, title role for EASY Theatre
    • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas November 17, 2007 
    • Cedar Creek Intermediate School, Cedar Creek, Texas, Dec. 6, 2007
    • Bastrop Intermediate School, Bastrop, Texas, Dec. 12, 2007

    • (age 11)

    Bastrop
                      Cast

    Interchange
    by john daniels, jr.
    Directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor, singer, dancer for EASY Theatre
    Bastrop Opera House,  Bastrop, Texas, September 28 - October 20, 2007
    (age 11)

    Goldilocks on Trial
    by Ed Monk
    Directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas
    May 19 & 20, 2007 
    (age 11)
    Goldilocks on Trial
                    cast
    Cucumber Phil
    by Ed Monk
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
    • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, May 20, June 1 & 2, 2007
    • Bryan Civic Auditorium, Bryan, Texas, June 7, 2007 

    • (age 11)
      Won All Star Cast Award
    Cast and Crew at Youth
                    Festival
    The Atomic Adventures of Nickolai Nikolaevich
    by C. Denby Sawnson
    Directed by Engela Edwards
      Actor for EASY Theatre
      Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 2 & 3, 2007 
      (age 11)
    Atomic Adventures Cast
    Seusification of Romeo & Juliet
    by Peter Boedel
    Directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre
    Kiker Elementary School, Austin, Texas, May 4, 2007
    Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, May 4 & 7, 2007
    Berkman Elementary School, Round Rock, Texas, May 8, 2007 
    (age 11)
    Vaudeville Tonight!
    by john daniels, jr., Chester Eitze, & Engela Edwards
    with new lyrics by Engela Edwards
      Lead Actor, singer, dancer
      for Spring Street Players & EASY Theatre
      Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas (Première)
      April 20-May 6, 2007 
      (age 11)
    Vaudeville Tonight
                    2007 cast
    Frankenstein
    Directed by Chester Eitze
    Actor for Spring Street Players
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas
    Spring 2007
    (age 11)
    Acting Resume
    Marvelous Matriculation Musical
    by john daniels, jr. and Engela Edwards 
    Lead actor, singer, dancer
    for EASY Theatre
    Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas
    January 19 - February 3, 2007 
    (age 11)
    Some of the MMM '07
                    Austin cast.
    Holiday Musical
    by john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
    with new songs by john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor, Singer Dancer
    for EASY Theatre and Spring Street Players
    Bastrop Opera House (Première)
    December 1-16, 2006
    (age 10)
    Holiday Musical 2006
                    some of the cast and crew
    Dancin' Café musical
                  by john daniels, jr.
    Dancin' Cafe
    by john daniels, jr.
    Music by john daniels, jr., John Williford, & Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor, Singer Dancer for EASY Theatre
    Bastrop Opera House (Première) August 4-19, 2006
    (age 10)
    Just some of the Cast-06
    Austin.Com...edy
    by john daniels, jr.
    Lead Actor, Singer, Dancer for EASY Theatre
  • Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas, May 22 & 23, 2006 
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, May 30 & 31, 2006 
  • San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas, June 3, 2006

  • (age 10)

    Vacation Twist
    by john daniels, jr.

    The Cake from Outer Space
    by Engela Edwards

    Lead Actor for EASY Theatre & Bastrop Opera House
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, May 20 & 21, 2006 
    (age 10)
    Vacation
                    Twist cast

    Pizza Fraud and
                      The Cake from Outerspace casts

    Marvelous Matriculation Musical
    by john daniels, jr. and Engela Edwards 
    Lead Actor & Dancer, for EASY Theatre & Bastrop Opera House
    Bastrop Opera House (Première)
    Bastrop, Texas April 21 - May 5, 2006 (age 10)
    Some of the
                    Marvelous Matriculation Musical cast Bastrop
    The Red Princess Goes West
    by john daniels, jr.
      Lead Actor (Title role) for EASY Theatre's Touring Company
    • VdS Theater, Austin, Texas, Primiere August 12, - 14, 2004 (age 8)
    • Texas Tour 2004-2005
    • Including AACT Fest

    • (age 8 & 9)
    Red Princess
    The Little Drummer Boy: Behind the Music
    by Celeste Clydesdale
    Singer, Actor for BCOC, 
    BCOC, Bastrop, Texas December 2003 
    (age 7)
    Acting Resume
    Inn Bed
    by john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
      Starring Roles:  DJ and Paul for EASY Theatre's Youth Company
    • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, June 2, 2002 
    • TNT Youth Conference, Rudder Theatre, College Station, Texas, June 8, 2002*

    • (age 6)
      *the youngest actor to win the All Star Cast Award
    Inn Bed
    Inn Bed
    by john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
    for EASY Theatre's Adult Company
    Starring Roles:  DJ and Paul
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, May 3-17, 2002 
    (age 6)
    Swing
    by Engela Edwards
    Lead dancer for EASY Theatre
    Old Settlers' Music Festival, Driftwood, Texas, April 20, 2002 
    (age 6)
    photo by Bill Edwards
    Austin.Com...edy2
    by john daniels, jr.
    Dancer, Singer, Actor for EASY Theatre
    Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas, February 27, 2002
    (age 6)
    Rachel 2002
    Swinging Christmas
    Choreographed by Engela Edwards
    Singer, Dancer for EASY Theatre
    Trail of Lights, Austin, Texas, December 23, 2001 (2 shows) 
    (age 5)
    Click here to see more pics
    Let Freedom Sing! 40s musical review
    Singer, Dancer, and specialty number for Bastrop Opera House
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, Dec. 16, 2001 
    (age 5)
    Acting Resume
    6-BIT TRIP
    by john daniels, jr.
    directed by Engela Edwards
    Actor for EASY Theatre
    Premièred at the Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas Nov. 2 - 17, 2001
    (age 5)
    6-BIT TRIP
    Swing Thing
    Choreography by Engela Edwards, scenes written by john daniels, jr.
    Actor, Singer, Dancer for EASY Theatre's Touring Youth Company
  • Bastrop Opera House
  • Hyde Park Theatre
  • Cowen Elementary School
  • Brentwood Elementary School
  • AAH Project Faire
  • Yesterfest
  • Old Settlers' Music Festival (Première)

  • April 6 - May 26, 2001. 
    (age 5)
    Elena, Daryl &
                  Rachel
    Learn Fast
    by john daniels, jr. and Engela Edwards
    Actor, Dancer for EASY Theatre's Youth Company
    Premièred at the Austin Children's Museum on July 12, 2000. 
    (age 4)
    Rachel and
                    Robbie, the youngest members of the Learn Fast
                    cast.
    Just in Time
    by john daniels, jr.
    Actor, Dancer for EASY Theatre's Youth Company
    Premièred at the Austin Children's Museum on April 5, 2000. 
    (age 4)
    Acting Resume
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    Texas Nonprofit Theatre Youth Conference Awards
    Won awards every year attended.

    Definitions: 
    All Star Cast Award:  The highest acting award given at the conference.
    Spirit of the Conference: These awards are presented to the youth who exhibit, exude, and exemplify what this conference is all about - sharing of time and talent, making friends and representing your theatre and community well.
    TNT Youth Conference:  An annual event where 12 19 of the best youth theatre companies from around Texas gather to perform and learn for five days.
    2014
    • All Star Cast Award for her role as Snowman in Melting and Death in Cheating Death.
    • Spirit of the Conference Award.
    • Cap and Gown Award for outstanding graduating seniors.
    2013
    • All Star Cast Award for her role as Anna in Anna and August.
    • Spirit of the Conference Award.
    2011
    • All Star Cast Award for her performance in multiple roles in The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.
    • Spirit of the Conference Award
    2010
    • All Star Cast Award for her role as Cricket in Without Strings
    • The Linda Lee Leadership Award has been presented to the youth or adult who exhibited amazing leadership throughout the conference. Past recipients have included Linda Lee (TNT Executive Director and AACT President) who the award is named after, Todd Hart (Theatre Arlington), Tammy Clark (Corpus Christi's Crash Test Puppets), Roberta Elliot (New Braunfels' Circle Arts Theatre) and M.A. Sterling (Brazos Valley Troupe), and others. In each of the of the previous years the recipients have all been adults. History was made Sunday, June 13, 2010 as two students were named as Lee Leadership Award honorees. Rachel Edwards, age 14, from EASY Theatre in Austin and also of the Bastrop Opera House, and Leonor Castro, age 12, of Brazos Valley Troupe from Bryan-College Station were the proud recipients of this high honor.
    2009
    • Spirit of the Conference Award
    2008
    • Spirit of the Conference Award
    2002
    • All Star Cast Award for her role as DJ and Paul in Inn Bed, where, at age 6, she was the youngest actor to win the award.

     
    NEWS ARTICLE 
    Local Paper 2010

    THEATRE AWARDS:  Hundreds of people gathered in Abilene the second week of June for the 15th Annual Texas Nonprofit Theatres Youth Conference.  Youth actors performed plays and musicals for each other and the local audiences.  The youth attended workshops and classes taught by theatre professionals and college professors during this five-day conference. 

    This conference is a sharing of shows from some of the best youth companies in Texas.  Austin was represented by EASY Theatre of Austin and Bastrop was represented by the Bastrop Opera House’s Teen Troupe, both are homeschool theater companies under the direction of Engela Edwards who has been taking homeschool theater companies to the conference since 2001.  Austin performed the Audition by Don Solidis, and Bastrop performed Without Strings by Patrick Rainville Dorn.  Bastrop’s performance was dedicated to Zach Bullock a seventeen-year-old Bastropian who is battling cancer.

    The conference is not a play competition, but is intended to help actors grow as performers.  Dr. Victoria Spingler was the commentator for the conference.  She gave insightful comments after each of the performances and chose an All Star Cast.  Rachel Edwards, Ethan Glass, Hunter Archield-Cupit and Kaley Klecka won the All Star Cast Award, the highest acting award given at the conference.  Kaley Klecka won a Teacher’s Pet Award.  Sarah Bullock and Hallie Casey were presented an award for exemplifying the Spirit of the Conference.

    Rachel, Leonor, LindaThe final award of the conference was presented with some historical flair.  The Linda Lee Leadership Award has been presented to the youth or adult who exhibited amazing leadership throughout the Texas Nonprofit Theatre's Youth Conference.  Past recipients have included Linda Lee (TNT Executive Director) who the award is named after, Todd Hart (Theatre Arlington), Tammy Clark (Corpus Christi's Crash Test Puppets), Roberta Elliot (New Braunfels' Circle Arts Theatre) and M.A. Sterling (Brazos Valley Troupe).  In each of the of the past four years that this award has been presented, the recipients have all been adults.  History was made Sunday, June 13, 2010 as two young people were named as Lee Leadership Award honorees.  Rachel Edwards, age 14, of Bastrop Opera House and EASY Theatre of Austin, and Leonor Castro, age 12, of Brazos Valley Troupe from Bryan-College Station were the proud recipients of this high honor.

    The Audition
    The Audition

    Without
                  Strings
    Without Strings 

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