© Jennifer Reiley

© Jennifer Reiley


Rachel Hauck is a set designer based in New York. She designs new plays and musicals on Broadway, Off Broadway and for regional theater, frequently working on world premiere productions. 

Rachel recently designed the Broadway production of Latin History for Morons written by and staring John Leguizamo, Hadestown for the National Theater in London, and Othello and Twelfth Night for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. She also regularly designs for such Off Broadway theaters as the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons and the Signature Theatre as well as for ground breaking downtown companies such as Ars Nova and Soho Rep. Ms Hauck has also designed extensively for regional theater including an extended relationship with the Oregon Shakespeare festival and the Mark Taper Forum, and work at the Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage and the McCarter Theater among many, many others. 

Rachel was the Resident Set Designer at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference for ten 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, Vassar College, NYU, Cal Arts and currently teaches at Princeton University. She remains dedicated new play development and the education of young artists, and continues to work with students at the National Theater Institute at the O’Neill whenever possible. 


OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement in Design

Lilly Award for Excellence in Set Design

Drama Desk Nomination for Orange Hate and Grace (Soho Rep)

Lortel Nomination for This Wide Night (Naked Angels)

Prague Quadrennial Exhibitor for House of Bernarda Alba (Mark Taper Forum)

Prague Quadrennial Exhibitor for The Poor Itch (The Public Lab)

Ovation Nomination for The House of Bernarda Alba (Mark Taper Forum)

Princess Grace Foundation’s Faberge Award Recipient

Ovation Nomination for Euphoria (The Actors’ Gang)


NYTW Usual Suspect

Resident Set Designer at the O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference from 2005-2014

NEA/TCG Design Fellow from 1998-2000

Company Member of The Actors’ Gang from 1993-2001