Rachel Forbes

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Rachel is an award-winning Set and Costume designer creating for theatre, dance, opera and film. Her designs have been seen on stages, sites and screens all across Canada. She is a board member for the Associated Designers of Canada. Rachel is particularly interested in the development of new works, interdisciplinary explorations, experimental creation methods and designer-led theatre projects.

Selected Credits: Of The Sea (Tapestry Opera/Obsidian); Fairview, Choir Boy, New Monuments (Canadian Stage); Death and the King’s Horseman (Stratford Festival); Da Kink in My Hair, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Brothers Size-Dora Award: Outstanding costume design (Soulpepper Theatre); Harlem Duet (Bard on the Beach); The Doctor’s Dilemma, Trouble in Mind, Victory, 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt (Shaw Festival); 21 Black Futures (Obsidian Theatre, CBC); Calpurnia, The Mountaintop (Manitoba Theatre Centre)