With a passion for theatrical set and prop design, Rachael Walker has spent the past 19 years amassing more than 100 projects as a professional designer. She has collaborated with New Zealand Opera, Silo Theatre, The New Zealand Dance Company, The Court Theatre, Tim Bray Productions, Auckland Arts Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival, Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Canterbury Opera, The Actors’ Program and many many independent production companies.
For Auckland Theatre Company, her works include Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, which won an Excellence in Design award at the 2019 Auckland Theatre Awards, The Gangster’s Paradise for Here & Now, The Daylight Atheist and Joan, Under the Mountain, Last Legs, Nell Gwynn, 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, Kings 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 also won Excellence at the Auckland Theatre Awards in 2017 for Nell Gwynn, in 2016 for ATC/The Court Theatre’s production of That Bloody Woman and in 2014 for Silo Theatre’s production of Angels in America. Rachael was named the 2008 URBIS Best Stage Designer.
The Gangster's Paradise. Black Lover. Black Lover. Back on the Boards. The Daylight Atheist. Joan. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Under the Mountain. Nell Gwynn. Last Legs. You Can Always Hand Them Back. That Bloody Woman. Venus In Fur. Lysistrata. The Lady Killers. Pollyhood in Mumuland. Anne Boleyn. Kings of the Gym. In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). The Gift. Calendar Girls. God of Carnage. Who Needs Sleep Anyway?. The Tutor. End of the Rainbow. The Bach. The Bach.