Theater Faculty

Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck headshot

photo by Mark Czajkowski


Rachel Hauck is a New York-based set designer who has designed extensively Off-Broadway and for regional theater. She frequently works on new plays, and has been honored to work with remarkable directors on new plays by such extraordinary playwrights as Naomi Wallace, Katori Hall, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, David Greenspan, Tanya Barfield, Culture Clash, Marlene Meyer, Greg Pierce, Luis Alfaro, Heidi Schreck, and Christopher Shinn, among many others.

In New York, Rachel has designed for theaters including Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, New York Theater Workshop, the Atlantic, LCT 3, Soho Rep, Primary Stages, Rattlestick, and the Vineyard. Ms. Hauck has also designed extensively for regional theater, including work at the Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, and the McCarter Theater, among many, many others.

Rachel was the Resident Set Designer at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference for 10 years. As such, she worked with more than 70 playwrights, focusing on their work dramaturgically from a design perspective. For many years, she was also a regular designer at the Mark Taper Forum’s New Work Festival in Los Angeles. She has taught at Brown University/Trinity, Vassar College, NYU/Playwrights Horizons, and Cal Arts. She remains dedicated new play development and continues to work with students at the National Theater Institute at the O’Neill.

Rachel’s design work has been recognized with Drama Desk, Lortel, and Ovation nominations. In 2012, she received the Lilly Award for Excellence in Scenic Design. She is honored to have received the Faberge Award from the Princess Grace Foundation. She was an NEA/TCG Fellow, and was very fortunate to be the first recipient of the internship in Art Direction from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her work has been displayed at the Prague Quadrennial, an international exhibition focused on theatrical design.

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