Rachel Rose Burke recently graduated from Indiana University with her Masters of Fine Arts degree in scenic design. Recent design credits include Sueño, The Well of Horniness, Little Women: The Musical (Indiana University), The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up (Fonseca Theatre Company), Bonnets: (How Ladies of Good Breeding are Induced to Murder), Tiger Beat (Indiana University), Uncommon Women and Others (Salem State University), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Beverly High School), and A Free Man of Color (Salem State University). Rachel is extremely interested and passionate about plays and musicals that express the importance of art, representation, and self-empowerment in relation to today’s society. How can we improve our own individual situations, while also assisting to make the changes we need on a world-wide scale? Am I enough to spark a difference? Can we try anyway? She would like to thank the members of the creative team and all of her past and present mentors, as well as her friends, family, and partner for their everlasting support throughout life thus far.
Awards: Southeastern Theatre Conference Scenic Design Competition; Honorable Mention Recipient (2022), Richard L. Scammon Award (2021), Salem State University Creativity Award Recipient (2019), Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 scenic design nominee (2019).
Rachel Rose Burke
Hometown: Westminster, MA
Class of 2022
Scenic Design M.F.A.