HUNTER FOUNDATION SCHOLAR
Rachel Main is a screenwriter, television writer and playwright from Glenrothes, Scotland. An avid writer from a young age, her love for storytelling emerged while completing her degree in English & Film at Dundee University. As a member of Dundee’s LIP Theatre Society, her first play The Gorgon Girl, a modern retelling of the myth of Medusa, received its world premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Rachel’s first short film Waiting for Aliens was produced by GMAC productions.
Currently, Rachel is one of twenty-one students completing their MFA in Dramatic Writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Rachel is a joint recipient of the 2017-2018 Carnegie Trust Scholarship a Tisch School of the Arts Awardee, and now a proud recipient of the 2018 BAFTA Hunter Foundation Scholarship. Rachel’s work is concerned with women’s issues, working class narratives and always contains a streak of her smart Scottish wit.