Rachel Forbes

Rachel Forbes

  • Designer

Rachel Forbes is an award-winning set and costume designer creating for theatre, dance and film. Her work has been seen across the country at the Shaw Festival, Buddies in Bad Times, Obsidian Theatre, Neptune Theatre, YPT, Centaur Theatre and many more.

She has designed, mentored, and taught at Ryerson University and is currently serving on the board of directors of the Associated Designers of Canada. Rachel received a Dora Mavor Moore award for her costume design for The Brothers Size (Soulpepper 2019) and a Merrit Award for her set design for The Bridge (2B/Neptune 2019).

She is particularly interested in the development of new works through experimentation and exploration as well as interdisciplinary projects, particularly those at the intersection of the visual arts and installation world with that of theatre and live performance. Rachel has been experimenting with designer-led theatre projects and is keen to integrate design into the text creation process.