With a passion for theatrical set and prop design, Rachael has spent the past 16 years amassing over 100 projects as a professional designer in Auckland. For Auckland Theatre Company, her works include Venus in Fur, That Bloody Woman, You Can Always Hand Them Back, Lysistrata, The Ladykillers, The Lollywitch of Mumuland, Other Desert Cities, Polly Hood in Mumuland, Anne Boleyn, King of the Gym, The Gift, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), Calendar Girls, God of Carnage, Who Needs Sleep Anyway?, End of the Rainbow, The Tutor, The Bach, The Vagina Monologues, Play 2 and Play 2.03. She has just contributed to New Zealand Dance Company’s Kiss the Sky, and Court Theatre’s Uncle Vanya. Rachael is also designing the next ATC production at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, Roger Hall’s Last Legs.
She won Excellence at the Auckland Theatre Awards in 2014 for Silo Theatre’s production of Angels in America and in 2016 for ATC/Court Theatre’s production of That Bloody Woman. Rachael was the 2008 URBIS Best Stage Designer.