TATIP Anthology


Rachel Alulis, Lighting Designer

Rachel Alulis is originally from Chicago. She received a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross and an M.F.A. from The University of Texas. She currently works for The Lighting Design Group as an Assistant Lighting Designer at CNN. Recently she worked with La Brigata Theatre Company on their premier of an original work. Past credits include, The Moving Company, Redmoon Theatre, and Prop Theatre.


Rachel has been interning at PS 84 in Brooklyn with CWP Teaching Artists Felipe Galindo and Molly Goldman

“I am a lighting designer for theatre and dance and most recently television. For TATIP I interned in a third grade classroom at PS 84 in Williamsburg with Molly Goldman and Felipe Galindo. This residency was a poetry and mural residency, with a focus on metaphors and similes. The end goal was the creation of a community poem and a mural that illustrated the poem. As the intern, I was given the opportunity to lead a lesson and did mine on how light is used in art, both paintings and poetry. I used examples from old Dutch masters and a poem by Pablo Neruda that is full of metaphors and similes involving light.”

Most Memorable TATIP Moment

“My most memorable TATIP moment was the National Dance Institute Seminar. The Teaching Artists we worked with were incredibly enthusiastic and infected the class with their energy. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of a class that used non vocal artistic expression and with Teaching Artists who created a safe space for me to ‘volunteer’ to perform as a duo in front of the class.”  

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Check out Rachel’s Lesson Plan she presented with her partner Shawn Ferreyra

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