Biography – Rachel Dax

Rachel Dax grew up in Birmingham (UK) and went on to study Philosophy & Theology at University of London. After several years teaching Religious Studies and gaining an MA in Philosophy & Religion, she eventually moved to Wales. Since then, Rachel has pursued a career in Drama and obtained a BA in Theatre & Media and an MA in Filmmaking. She has taught Drama and Theatre Studies to children, young people and adults in a range of contexts for over fourteen years.

Rachel is author of the novel After The Night – a sweeping lesbian love story set in a British prison in 1960, which examines homophobic prejudices and societal pressures alongside the romantic narrative.

She is currently writing the third book of her trilogy The Legend Of Pope Joan – a fast-paced, gender-bending, medieval drama. Part 1. Frankia and Part 2. Athens were released in 2013 and Part 3. Rome is due in summer 2015.

Rachel has written, produced, directed and edited several short films which have had thousands of hits on the internet. She also has various feature film projects in development with her company DaxiTales Ltd.

Her primary interests are film, theatre, literature, classical music, philosophy, religion and LGBTQ identities. If she is not making a film, directing a play or writing a novel, you will find Rachel lying on the sofa reading a great book or enjoying a good drama.

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