Rachel Leigh Dolan is a choreographer, director, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a two-time recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography and a student of Debbie Allen. With an extensive resume working in New York and Regional Theatre, Rachel aims to create theatrical works for digital media that are dance and music driven.
only living boy; a love/hate story for New York comes from my own feelings of being an artist in NYC and what it feels like to wake up everyday and pursue our dreams in a city that beats us down relentlessly. Artists are equally inspired and disparaged. Our character, girl, enters a day the same as any other as two different parts of herself. Simply put, some days she is happy and other days she is sad. The song is a cover of Paul Simon’s “Only Living Boy in New York,” newly reimagined and arranged by Kat Lee and six intersectional musicians.