Costume Shop Supervisor
Rachel has been with the Theatre Arts Department since 1999, and has worked with the Summer Stock program and Western Summer Theatre since 1995. After receiving her BA from Fairhaven College, Rachel spent three years doing graduate costume design work at the University of Montana, and several more working professionally in Seattle. She received her MFA in Costume Design from UM in 2000. In 2003 Rachel took a much-needed sabbatical from Summer Stock to work as a First Hand in the Costume shop of the renowned Santa Fe Opera. Among her more recent professional development opportunities was the exciting and unusual opportunity to experience Oregon Shakespeare Festival from a unique perspective: a two week residency that included shadowing the Costume Shop Manager. Her other credits include: Stitcher at Kaufmen-Davis Studio and Greg Thompson Productions, and Wardrobe for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Children’s Theatre and Montana Repertory Theatre. Past design credits include costume design for Rimers of Eldritch, WWU’s 2001 production of Vagina Monologues, Snoopy!!!, Side by Side by Sondhiem, Arcadia, Guys and Dolls, James and the Giant Peach and lighting design for 36 Views.