RACHEL E. FORAN (Scenic Designer) just completed her first year as a Theatre PhD student at UO, and this is her first time working on a Mad Duckling production! Rachel received her Masters of Arts in Theatre in 2011 from Portland State University and her Bachelors in Technical Theatre from Western Oregon University in 2005. This past summer, Rachel worked as the Sound Designer on An Oak Tree for Our Shoes are Red/The Performance Lab established by Devon Allen. While living in Portland, Rachel acted as Dramaturg for Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and Fletcher’s sequel A Woman’s Prize, as well as Stage Managed A Comedy of Errors, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Death of a Salesman for Bag&Baggage Productions. Special thanks to the awesome women of the Mad Duckling production team!
GINA (Costume Designer and Shop Manager) graduated from UO in June with an MFA in Costume Design. She also has an AAS in Business Management, a BFA in Fashion Design, and is a member of USITT and Costume Society of America. In addition to her recent costume designs for UT, Gina designs doll clothes as well as children’s and adult costumes. She also creates art and costumes by repurposing found materials. In her three seasons of designing and managing the costume shop for Mad Duckling (2010-2012), Gina has created some of her fondest memories at UT. Her happiness comes from her beautiful children, her husband, and her friends (you know who you are).
FRANI GEIGER (Technical Director) just completed her MFA in lighting design at UO. She has previously been the lighting designer for the UT productions of The Crucible, Annelie in the Depths of the Night and Love’s Labors Lost. She also was the scenic designer for UT’s Playhouse Creatures, and scenographer for three experimental pieces all starting with WooInFloo.
CHARLES VAN DUYN (Stage Manager, Maestro and Puppeteer, Cinderella! Cinderella! / Stage Manager and Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland) After four awesome years of acting with UT, Charlie graduated from UO this spring with a degree in Theatre Arts. His favorite acting experience thus far has been touring UT’s production of Annelie in the Depths of the Night to elementary schools across the state of Oregon, which coincidently is the best state in the country, probably the world. After Mad Duckling, Charlie is moving to Los Angeles to try his hand at television and voice acting.
BRITTANY DORRIS (Photographer/Game Designer) is a senior double major in Theater Arts and Primary Education. She has been seen on the stage in Big River, bobrauschenbergamerica, Peppermint Mocha, and I Ain’t Yo Uncle at UT, and in the Sound of Music at the Shedd. Offstage, she is Historian of the Pocket Playhouse, and interested in the design and costume aspects of theater. She will be doing props for UT’s Shakespeare’s Sonnets this coming fall. Outside of theater, Brittany has been doing photography for the past six years, and is glad to blend this passion with her love of theater and entertaining children!