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Rebecca Howarth
2023 BFA Design for Performance Rebecca Howarth

About Rebecca

Rebecca is a multidisciplinary designer for live performance and screen whose artistic practice thrives on collaboration. With a keen interest in the whimsical and magical, her versatile and playful approach to her design process imbues her work with a blend of light-hearted charm and profound depth.

Most recently, Rebecca was the set designer for the opera co-production between NIDA and The Sydney Conservatorium of Music in NIDA’s 2023 October Season, The Coronation of Poppea. Rebecca was the recipient of the 2023 FINCH Company Scholarship for Design, which focuses on nurturing emerging storytellers. Her experiences in both live performance and screen projects throughout her time at NIDA have provided her the opportunity to hone her craft and gain hands-on experience.

As Rebecca’s artistic journey unfolds, she is excited to contribute enchanting and impactful works to the creative industry.

NIDA Productions

Set and Props Designer
The Coronation of Poppea

Co-Production Designer / Director
Interstices (Short Film)

Set, Props and Costume Designer
Scenes With Girls

Co-Production Designer / Director
Gorge (Short Film)

Production Designer / Co-Creator
Dragonfly by Peach Fur (Triple J Unearthed
Music Video)

Costume Design Assistant / Dresser
Eat Me

Co-Production Designer

Design Assistant / Crew
God’s Country

Other Productions

Costume Art Finishing Assistant
Mary Poppins Australia

Set Designer
The Trail to Oregon (Wyong Musical Theatre

Production Designer
BARE at Sydney Fringe

Set Designer
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Uniting


Art Department

FINCH Company