Rachel Marlow is a lighting and production designer, and co-founder (with partner Bradley Gledhill) of design company Filament Eleven 11. Filament Eleven 11 work collaboratively, with each other, with designers, directors and companies to create dynamic production designs and lighting environments for live experiences, and to produce work that puts design and technology at the centre of storytelling in an inventive and unique way. They produce designs for theatre, dance, rock and roll, corporate events, televised live events and installation art experiences. With lighting at the core of every design, their work expands to video design, projection design, set design, system design and overall production design. They are drawn to work that is pushing boundaries and is led by inspiring creatives.
Rachel regularly works with Auckland Theatre Company (Black Lover, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Red Speedo), Silo Theatre (Every Brilliant Thing, Boys Will Be Boys, Mr Burns, Here Lies Love, Peter and the Wolf), and Red Leap Theatre (Dakota of the White Flats, Owls Do Cry, Kororareka, Dust Pilgrim) as well as a vast array of independent artists.
Recent career highlights include an off-broadway production at the Soho Playhouse New York of FCC's Wild Dogs Under My Skirt (also seen in NZ Arts Festival 2018 and Auckland Arts Festival 2019), and a 2019 Auckland Theatre Award for the design team of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (ATC).
Rachel hails from Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai (Lower Hutt) and studied Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington and Royal Holloway University of London