University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rain Wilson

Artistic Director

rain.wilson@wisc.edu

(608) 890-0238

239 Red Gym,
716 Langdon St.

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Rain Wilson is a writer, performer, teacher and director sought after for her ability to educate and empower artists and audiences alike. She utilizes innovative techniques that allow students to reach deep into the words that embody their personal narrative, using theater as a space for it to connect others in needed dialogue for social change. Rain has a B.A. from Columbia College and an M.F.A in Theater from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the arts. She is currently the Artistic Director of First Wave where she engages with some of the most talented artistic youth in the nation and beyond. Rain has been teaching and performing for over 20 years. She has performed multiple one woman shows in Los Angeles, Wisconsin, Chicago and New Jersey. Rain has done television and several plays, receiving a Jeff nomination for Best lead Actress for “Breath Boom”. Rain has written and composed original full length plays that have been shared to sold out audiences – most recently in Feb. of this year in New Orleans. Her newest play entitled, “Police State” that deals with the topic of police brutality and a family scarred by it, has been engaged in workshop efforts in Los Angeles and will be utilized in part in HUE-Man. Rains Mission is to reach out to the community and beyond through the arts, to help change and transform our lives, to unify and grow in our role as a more empowered people.