I’m Rachel Langley, a scenic designer and scenic artist based in Christiansburg, Virginia. I have studied fine-arts since childhood. My passion for working in the entertainment industry started in high school, but developed more fully at James Madison University(JMU), where I realized I could combine the two things I love through design and scenic art. JMU's theatre program gave me the opportunity to build a well rounded skill set.
I worked in the greater New York City area from 2016-2020 as a scenic artist at Infinite Scenic, Pink Sparrow, Konduit Inc, The McKittrick Hotel, and at Silvercup Studios to restore the set of Younger for it's 7th season. Additionally I worked as a house manager, venue supervisor, wardrobe supervisor, and run crew.
I also worked at The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in the paint department for six seasons, honing my skills and working on a variety of scenic treatments from bold and theatrical to detailed and high finish. For the 2018, 2019, and 2021 seasons I was the Scenic Charge Artist managing two to three painters, communication with designers, scheduling, budgets, and scenic treatments. From 2015-2019 that involved producing seven shows over the course of three months, and in 2021 the season was abridged to three shows. For those three shows the entire production team pivoted to producing two of them outside in a tent and one outside touring.
Highlights from my past work as a Scenic Designer are James and the Giant Peach, A Simple Time, Old Man and The Old Moon, and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Princeton Day School- where I am the resident scenic designer), Peter and the Starcatcher (Pennington Players), Bakersfield Mist (Pegasus Theatre Project); Disappearances (Lost Nation Theater); The Yellow Boat, First Lady Suite, Other Desert Cities (James Madison University). I also worked as an Asst. Scenic Designer to Chelsea Clark for The Cherry Orchard (James Madison University), to Edward T. Morris for The Cradle Will Rock (Connecticut College).
I have been the producing operations director for DimlyWit Productions since its creation in January 2017. We produce podcasts, audio productions, and most recently virtual theatrical productions.
I moved from New York City in May of 2020, and I am currently based in Southwestern Virginia.