Rachel O’Neill is a scenographer and lecturer in Contemporary Performance (Performance Aesthetics) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She studied at The Glasgow School of Art and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Arts Education and is associate artist with Glass Performance. Rachel is responsible for delivering classes in Aesthetics and Composition and is mentor to the fourth-year students in the Into the New and Site-specific Performance modules. Rachel is currently the level co-ordinator for the fourth year of Contemporary Performance Practice.
Rachel’s practice of creating scenography is based in collaborative relationships where form and content emerge from a working process and in response to context or place. Her main interests are materiality; expanded scenography; site-specific and interdisciplinary practice; social practice and virtual reality in performance.
Rachel has worked as a scenographer with companies and artists including:
National Theatre of Scotland, Glass Performance, The Woman’s Creative Company, Superfan, Nic Green, Peter McMaster, Michael-John McCarthy, Martin O’Connor and Dr Harry Wilson.
Rachel is currently an Artistic Programme Steering Group Member with Cumbernauld Theatre, providing strategic creative input for the development of community engaged and place responsive artistic strategy.