Rachel Kinsman Steck

Associate Professor of Theatre
Specialty: Lighting Design, Production Supervisor

Rachel Kinsman Steck joins the Theatre Department as Associate Professor, Lighting Designer, and Production Supervisor from Imago Maske Ensemble where they held the position of production manager/lighting director. Previously, they 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, Woman's Will, the Greater Buffalo Opera Company, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, HAG Theatre, Litelab Corporation, and the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre.

In addition, Rachel is also a member of the Women's and Gender Studies Program where they teach 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.

Education

  • Ph.D in Dramatic Arts from the University of Oregon
  • MAH from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA from Wells College

Productions and Performances

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Bobrauschenbergamerica. Willamette University Theatre. 2015. Sound & Projections Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. My Case is Altered: Tales of a 21st Century Roaring Girl. Twenty First Century Chorus. Urbana, Illinois. 2015. Lighting Designer & Production/Touring Consultant.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Sisters Folk Festival. Sisters, OR. 2015. Lighting Director.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. A Squirrel Boy, A Robot Cat, But Also Parents. Theatre 33. Salem, OR. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Apple Season. Theatre 33. Salem, OR. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Blonde Poison. Play On! Productions, Orlando Fringe Festival. Orlando, FL. 2016. Sound & Lighting Designer, Production/ Touring Consultant.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Maresfield Gardens. Spring Works Festival. Stratford, Ontario. 2016. Sound Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Maresfield Gardens. Theatre 33. Salem, OR. 2016. Sound, Projections, & Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. The Feathered Mantle & The Weaver and The Dress. Willamette University Theatre. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Vincent in Brixton. Willamette University Theatre. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Willamette University Theatre. 2016. Lighting and Sound Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Perception/Reality, lighting design, Willamette University Theater. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Christmas Carol, a 1940’s Radio Show. Theatre 33, Salem, OR. 2016. Lighting and Sound Design.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Gun Show. CoHo Productions. Portland, OR. 2016. Touring and Production Consultant.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Lear’s Daughters. Willamette University Theatre. Salem, OR. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Playhouse Creatures. CoHo Productions. Portland, OR. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Macbeth. Willamette University Theatre. 2016. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. 36 Perfectly Appropriate Mealtime Conversations. Theatre 33, Salem, OR. 2017. Lighting Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Shorn. Theatre 33, Salem, OR. 2017. Sound Designer.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman. Tenders of the Feet. Theatre 33, Salem, OR. 2017. Lighting Designer.