Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is a New York based set designer. Her work on Broadway includes Hadestown, What The Constitution Means To Me, and Latin History For Morons. Recent work in New York includes The Wrong Man (MCC), Hurricane Diane (NYTW); Othello and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park); The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova). Rachel’s work has been recognized with an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence and a Tony Award for her design of Hadestown.

Jessica Paz


Jessica Paz is a Tony Award-winning Sound Designer for theater, film and music. Most recently, she collaborated with Nevin Steinberg on the sound design for Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed production of Hadestown, which earned the duo a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination.

Alan C. Edwards


Alan C. Edwards is a lighting designer whose work Off-Broadway includes the world premier of Harry Clarke at The Vineyard, for which he received a Lucille Lortel Award, the world premiere of Kill Move Paradise at the National Black Theatre which received a Drama Desk nomination, and Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror at the Signature Theatre which also received a Lucille Lortel nomination.

Regionally, he’s had the pleasure of designing three plays by Dominique Morisseau: Pipeline, Skeleton Crew (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and Detroit ’67 (Chautauqua Theatre Co.), Twisted Melodies, a new musical about Donny Hathaway at Center Stage Baltimore, and the new musical Lights Out: Nat King Cole at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, as well as its original premiere production at People’s Light & Theatre Co. in Malvern, PA.

Additional credits include The Hot Wing King by Katori Hall at Signature Theatre in New York, The New Englanders at Manhattan Theatre Club • Stage II, American Moor (Red Bull), Native Son (The Acting Company), productions of Dutchman, Antigone and Macbeth for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and a special collaboration between CTH and The Apollo Theatre in New York, the new musical The First Noel by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb. His work has been seen in many theatres including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Rep, Miami New Drama, Dallas Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Westport Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The Guthrie, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. On Broadway he was the associate to Jennifer Tipton on The Testament of Mary.

He received his B.F.A. from Ithaca College, and M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama where he is also on the lighting faculty. For more information, please visit www.alancedwards.com.

Dede Ayite

Dede Ayite is a costume designer whose Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Slave Play, and American Son. Select Off-Broadway credits include Secret Life of Bees, Marie and Rosetta (Atlantic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Signature); School Girls… (MCC). Regionally, Ayite’s work has appeared at Steppenwolf, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. Ayite is honored to be a part of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.