MuseMatch: A Musical Theatre Blind Date!

I’m so excited to be writing a song for the 2022 MuseMatch concert this March at The Greenroom 42!

Created by Bill Coyne and music directed by Nathan Dame, MuseMatch is a concert of new songs born from a series of “blind dates” between composers and performers. I’ve been tasked with writing a song for Kevin Murphy, who I’ve loved getting to know! A bit about Kevin:

As an actor, Kevin was an original company member of the First National Tour of the Tony Award winning musical, The Book of Mormon.  Other credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Awesome 80’s Prom, in addition to With Glee, and The Happy Embalmer at NYMF.  Kevin is the creator/star of Craig Stevens Guide to Making it On Broadway and the Bistro Award winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs a Minute, which have both played to sold out houses around NYC.

I’m so excited to see him breathe life into a song created based on our conversations! Many thanks to the MuseMatch team for the opportunity to have a hand in such a unique collaboration experience. It’s been an absolute pleasure so far, and I can’t wait to hear the other songs which are sprung from this beautiful process!

Tickets for the concert are on sale here:

You can read more about MuseMatch here:

And you can follow MuseMatch on Facebook here:

Reading of “NOISE” at Common Ground Theatre Company!

I’m so excited and grateful to tune into Common Ground Theatre Company‘s reading of Noise tonight as a part of Disruptive Compassion, their virtual new works series! Common Ground Theatre Company is a team with a refreshingly clear mission statement:

“Digging to unearth inevitable common ground by curating space for creation, discussion and disruption.”

– and is comprised of even cooler people. Check them out, and join us for the reading and talkback tonight on Zoom at 8pm EST!

Tin Pan Alley 2 Concert Series: Celebrating Women+ Writers!

I’m so excited to share some tunes from Painting Faye Salvez and Noise in this month’s Tin Pan Alley 2 Concert Series: Celebrating Women+ Writers, and incredibly honored to be sharing the bill with two composers I’m mildly obsessed with – Tidtaya Sinutoke and Katya Stanislavskaya! Some insanely talented people will be performing my work, which has already been such a gift.

The concert will be streamed on Friday, August 27th, at 7:30pm EST. If you’re as pumped as I am for an evening dedicated to showcasing and uplifting women+ writers, you can getcha (free) tickets here!

Allen & Gray Musical Festival New Voices Concert

You know that Twilight Zone episode, “Time Enough At Last“? A theatremaker graduating into a pandemic feels a little bit like that. That said, I’m grateful for a lot of things these days, not the least of which being the Allen & Gray Musical Festival’s New Voices Concert Series!

Tune in HERE on Monday, September 28th to hear some new work by a spicy lineup of awesome emerging writers! Who knows, there might be a song or two of mine in there too 🙂

EDIT: They wrote a lovely feature about my work!

Full article here!

Photos from THE BAND’S VISIT New Work Cabaret!

I was BESIDE MYSELF to hear songs from Painting Faye Salvez and Noise performed by actors and musicians from the national touring production of The Band’s Visit, as well as singers from the St. Louis area. An enormous thank you to Under The Arch Incubator, Stray Dog Theatre, and these incredible performers. My heart belongs to you, Jennifer Apple and William Humphrey!


Jennifer Apple singing FOCUS ON YOUR HANDS from NOISE by Rachel Covey. Instrumentalists: Adrian Ries (piano), Antoine Beux (violin), Kells Nollenberger (bass). Photo by Lance Begnaud.
Jennifer Apple singing FOCUS ON YOUR HANDS fromNOISE by Rachel Covey. Photo by Lance Begnaud.
William Humphrey performing REPAIR from PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ by Rachel Covey. Photo by Lance Begnaud.
William Humphrey performing REPAIR from PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ by Rachel Covey.
Instrumentalists: Anna DiVesta (piano). Photo by Lance Begnaud.


A Visit with THE BAND’S VISIT?!

I’m stoked to announce that two of my songs will be featured in a cabaret performed by the national tour of The Band’s Visit at their stop in St. Louis! “Repair” from Painting Faye Salvez and “Focus On Your Hands” from my new project will join a lineup of new work by contemporary musical theatre composers around the country, including Anna Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson. Read about the event on Broadwayworld here!

The cabaret is commissioned by Under The Arch Incubator, a new, St. Louis-based theater company which focuses on the development of new work. Here’s a look inside their 2019 cabaret, performed by the national tour of Wicked!

Catch me spending a total of fourteen hours on six trains to get from Chicago to St. Louis and back 🙂

Painting Faye Salvez joins Tuacahn Theatre’s 2018 New Works Festival!

We were so grateful to team up with the wickedly talented actors of Tuacahn Theatre to take part in their 2018 New Works Festival! I learned so much about the piece by watching these actors breathe new life into it, guided by director Jeffry Denman and music director Chris Babbage. Thank you, Tuacahn Theatre!!!

Director Jeffry Denman speaks to the cast of Painting Faye Salvez at Tuacahn Theatre’s New Works Festival.
Matt Ban as Blake in rehearsal for Painting Faye Salvez at Tuacahn Theatre’s New Works Festival.
The cast of Painting Faye Salvez in rehearsal at Tuacahn Theatre.
Matt Ban as Blake and Nicole Powell as Meredith in rehearsal for Painting Faye Salvez at Tuacahn Theatre’s New Works Festival.
The Haden Theatre at Tuacahn Center for the Arts.


Photos from PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ at Northwestern University

We are so grateful for the opportunity to put Painting Faye Salvez on its feet at Northwestern University. An incredible cast and creative team brought so much honesty and heart to the project, and it was truly an honor to watch them bring this story to life.

Check out some photos of the workshop production by the unparalleled Ying Dai.

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Blake (Grady Jenson) sings “REPAIR.” Photo by Ying Dai.
The cast of Painting Faye Salvez at Northwestern University. Photo by Ying Dai.
The cast of Painting Faye Salvez at Northwestern University in the Act 1 Finale. Photo by Ying Dai.



Meredith (Grace Wipfli). Photo by Ying Dai.
Aidan (Morgan Mastrangelo) and Taylor (Lauren Gold). Photo by Ying Dai.