Rachel Kinsman Steck
Rachel Kinsman Steck joins the Theatre Department as Associate Professor, Lighting Designer, and Production Supervisor from Imago Maske Ensemble where she held the position of production manager/lighting director. Previously, she could be found working as a lighting designer, production manager, and electrician for Diablo Ballet, California Shakespeare Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Smuins Ballet/SF, Theater of Yugen, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Portland Playhouse, CoHo Productions, the Berkeley Opera, the Greater Buffalo Opera Company, and the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.
In addition, Rachel is also a member of the Women's and Gender Studies Program where she teaches feminist theory, feminist theory in performance, queer theory, and masculinities. Rachel's areas of interest include: queer theory & performance, politics & performance, spectatorship & citizenship, sustainability & theatre practices, and Lighting design history & practice.
- Ph.D in Dramatic Arts from the University of Oregon
- MAH from the State University of New York at Buffalo
- BA from Wells College