As a freelance director, RACHEL MAY
invariably stages superior work, but her most impressive moments may have been back-to-back productions at Synchronicity Performance Group, which she co-founded. With the black plague period piece One Flea Spare
for the Naomi Wallace Play Festival and the African-American girl gang drama Breath, Boom
, May vividly evoked two utterly dissimilar eras and approaches to the spoken word, while giving the audience emotional investment in characters far from our life experience, and making the most of the narrow confines of the 7 Stages Back Stage theater.