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Company Artist Rachel Vilandre is a freelance theatre educator and artist hailing from Worcester, Massachusetts. She has since relocated to the seacoast after graduating magna cum laude from University of New Hampshire with degrees in Secondary Education in Theatre and American Studies. Rachel first came to New Hampshire Theatre Project as a youth camp intern and has served as assistant and co-director, costume designer, property master, and stage manager of several mainstage and youth productions. She has collaborated elsewhere with Prescott Park Arts Festival, PinkOrange, and Threshold Stage Company and has completed student teaching in several area schools. Among her favorite teaching experiences is an eight-week bullying and conflict resolution drama workshop completed at Oyster River Middle School featuring student writing and reflections. Inspired by intellectually-driven and socially-motivated art, Rachel was originally drawn to New Hampshire Theatre Project’s mission and dedication to providing youth actors the opportunity to tackle classic, uncut literature. Costume design credits include The Crucible; and Youth Repertory Company productions of Well-Behaved Women, Rhinoceros, Galileo’s Pendulum, and The Sheriff of Nottingham. NHTP stage management credits include The School for Wives; and Youth Repertory Company productions of The Winter’s Tale, Rhinoceros, and The Sheriff of Nottingham.