General Manager & Artistic Associate
As General Manager, Rochelle is responsible for financials and business administration. As an Artistic Associate, she is responsible for assembling and providing guidance to artistic teams. Rochelle also manages Theatrical Outfit’s intern program and teaches Theatrical Design and Production at GSU. She has an MFA in Scenic Design from Penn State and a BA in English from Western Michigan University. Past work experience includes Production Manager, Scenic Artist, Mask Designer, Props Designer, Stage Manager and Set Designer. She has designed sets for over 500 shows including productions at Theatrical Outfit, 7 Stages, Actor’s Express, Alliance Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Center for Puppetry Arts, Dad’s Garage, Georgia Ensemble, Georgia Shakespeare, Horizon Theater, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Synchronicity and Theatre in the Square. Rochelle and her husband Pete Shinn designed scenery and lights for the 1996 International Olympic Committee Opening Session at Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Recognitions include Atlanta ABBY Artist of the Year, Kennedy Center ACTF Theatrical Design Excellence in Scenery, and Prague Quadrennial Scenery Exhibit of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Rochelle is the proud daughter of Roger and Ellie Barker. She is grateful for the love and support of her family, friends and extended theater family. Rochelle is honored to support the Pete Shinn Memorial Fund at the Alliance Theatre.