Rachel-Jane Morrison is a theatre maker and community arts activist, she fell in love with drama at the tender age of five and never looked back. After school she studied Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and upon her return to Fife she decided to start her own business doing what she loves. Rachel is co-founder and Chair of Buckhind Players – a community theatre group who were founded in 2019 in Buckhaven and she directed their first performance the Christmas pantomime Aladdin. The Show was a sell out with 900 people attending and Rachel-Jane said: “It was one of the biggest achievements of my life!”
With people from all walks of life volunteering to take part in the community theatre, it was important for Rachel-Jane to assess everyone on an individual basis, identify strengths and weaknesses and allow every single cast or crew member to play to their own strengths. Speaking of this Rachel-Jane told us: “It was important to me that everyone involved got something special from the production and really enjoyed themselves.” Rachel-Jane is busy with Buckhind Players and their upcoming Santa’s Grotto, as well as planning their 2 Summer Shows and Christmas Panto for 2022.
In addition to her work in Buckhaven with the community Theatre Group Rachel-Jane is also the lead artist for Young Quines a new pilot project in partnership with Stellar Quines to bring high quality youth theatre provision to Fife. It is specifically for young women and non-binary people across Fife with a feminist focus. They are looking for more young women to become involved, so if you would like to join them, send Rachel-Jane a message via social media. Friday nights also keep Rachel-Jane busy when she teaches drama to P4 to S1 school kids at Levenmouth Academy.