Rachel Rosenthal, a winner of OBIE, Rockefeller, Getty, NEA and College Arts Association awards among others, is an interdisciplinary performer and theatre artist who toured her solo and group works nationally and internationally from 1975 through 2000. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in May 1999 and was named Los Angeles Cultural Treasure in 2000.
Rosenthal stopped performing in 2000 to work as a painter. Recent exhibitions include Los Angeles 1955-1975 at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Distinguished Women Artists of California at The Fresno Museum of Art; Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists 1980-2006 at Barnsdall Gallery; Self Perceptions at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art; and The Feminist Art Project—How Women Created Post-Modernism 1970-1975 at Rutgers University; Summer in the City at the Billis Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard.
As director of the Rachel Rosenthal Company, she continues to teach her signature brand of improvisational theatre and is writing a book on her teaching methods.http://www.rachelrosenthal.org/