Acting for a Cure
supporting the fight against breast cancer
Rachel Helson


Rachel Helson , Producer/Actor/Singer/Philanthropist
Rachel Helson is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the Stella Adler studio. Rachel formed the production company Acting for a Cure in the summer of 2004 after a fourth aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. To date she has raised over $80,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and is committed to continuing her efforts through Acting for a Cure.
Courier Journal reasons to be pretty June 12, 2009
Variety reasons to be pretty June 5, 2009 reasons to be pretty May 27, 2009
relate reasons to be pretty Spring 2009 issue
Washington Square News [title of show] September 23 , 2008
New York Times [title of show] July 18, 2008
New York Times The Rocky Horror Tribute Benefit April 13, 2007
NYU Today The Rocky Horror Tribute Benefit May 10, 2007
Producing Experience
The Pink Campaign American Airlines Theatre

May 4, 2009

reasons to be pretty The Lyceum Theatre

April 2, 2009

[title of show] The Lyceum Theatre

Summer 2008

The Artios Awards
(w/ Telsey and Co.)
Caroline's on Broadway November 5, 2007
24 Hour Plays: New Voices
(w/ Kevin Spacey)
The Atlantic Theatre July 2, 2007
The Rocky Horror Tribute Benefit American Airlines Theatre April 16, 2007
The Rocky Horror Show* The Kentucky Center for the Arts October 2004/2005
*Founded, "Acting for a Cure," a non-profit organization to produce a full (joint AEA & non AEA) professional production of "The Rocky Horror Show") to benefit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Internship Experience
Telsey and Company Casting   August 2007 - November 2007
Performance Experience
Where We Are Right Now Woman Acting for a Cure (BROADWAY)
72Blackeyed Virgins Rachel At Play Productions (Sherri Eden Barber)
Power Broker Jordan At Play Productions (Alli Maxwell)

Surprisingly Good for You (with Peter Dinklage)

Rachel At Play Productions (OFF-BWAY at the Atlantic Theatre Co.)
The Rocky Horror Tribute Benefit Janet Weiss Acting for a Cure (BROADWAY)
Falsettos Cordelia Centerstage Theatre (John Leffert)
Clay Aiken's Holiday Concert Performer The Palace Theater
Welcome to the Moon Mary/The Girl The Necessary Theatre (Gil Reyes)
The Rocky Horror Show Janet Weiss Acting for a Cure '04/'05 (Gil Reyes)
Circle in the Square Cabaret Janet Weiss Circle in the Square (Larry Crabtree)
Best Christmas Pageant Ever (AEA) Beth Stage One (J. Daniel Herring)
Snow Queen (AEA) Olaf Stage One (Moses Goldberg)
Training Experience
NYU - graduate, Stella Adler Studio of Acting 2009
Voice and Speech - Jason Little/Alithea Philips  | Improvisation - Noel Wilson |  Character - Betsy Parrish  | Scene Study - Sam Schacht /Alice Saltzman | Shakespeare - Jimmy Tripp/Angela Vitale | Adler Technique - Ron Burrus | Movement - Joan Evans/Joanne Edelmann | Ballet - Steve Cook
Carnegie Mellon University Musical Theatre Summer Intensive 2005
Auditioning - Nona Gerard  | Acting - Ron Seibert |  Ballet - Ernie Tolentino  | Jazz Dance - Ken Leigh Rogers  | Improvisation - Louis Stein | Singing Interpretation - Gary Klein  | Singing Technique - Richard Teaster | Dramatic Literature- Michael Chemers
Circle in the Square Musical Theatre Summer Intensive2004
Voice - Elena McGee  | Speech - Leigh Dillon |  Dance - Larry Crabtree | Singing Interpretation - Noel Katz/Beth Ann Cole | Singing Technique - Bill Reid | Acting Technique - Jackie Brooks/Terry Hayden  | Scene Study - Alan Langdon | Physical Acting - Ken Schatz
Stella Adler Academy Summer Intensive 2003
Voice and Speech- Todd Ferrari | Scene Study - Cheryl Sciro | Improvisation - Noel Wilson | Shakespeare - Angela Vitale | Adler Technique - Patrick Quagliano | Master Class - Joanne Edelmann | Movement - Jena Necrason
Private Theatre Training
    Ken Schatz
Private Voice Training
    Glenn White (NYU CAP 21), New York City 2008-present
    Stephanie Samaras (NYU CAP 21), New York City 2003-2008 Copyright 2009