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SOULPEPPER ACADEMY: Site-Specific Design

Rachel is an award-winning set and costume designer creating for theatre, dance and film. Her work has been seen across the country on stages big and small including the Shaw Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Obsidian Theatre, Neptune Theatre, YPT, Centaur Theatre and many more. She has designed, mentored and taught at Ryerson University. Rachel is currently serving on the board of directors of the Associated Designers of Canada. Rachel received a Dora Mavor Moore award for her costume design for The Brothers Size (Soulpepper 2019) and a Merrit Award for her set design for The Bridge (2B/Neptune 2019).

Rachel is particularly interested in the development of new works and interdisciplinary explorations. She is interested in the point of intersection of the visual arts and installation world with that of theatre and live performance. Rachel has been experimenting with designer-led theatre projects and is keen to integrate design into the text creation process. She is invested in exploring the artistic expressions of the African diaspora in North America and beyond. Much of her work has focused on creating worlds for these many intersections.

Site-Specific Design