Rachana is an award winning theatre designer, illustrator, creative producer and co-artistic Director of Brolly Productions. She trained as an architect, and became interested in theatre through her practice in conceptual and spatial design. She completed an MA in Scenography at St Martins College of Art and Design, which allowed her to explore her process, and has enjoyed over fifteen years of designing a range of shows including hip-hop basketball musical Slam Dunk, Nitro Theatre, one woman show Curry Tales, Rasa, Claire Cunningham’s Menage a Trois, the National Theatre of Scotland, and Random Selfies, Oval House.
She curated and designed the Alchemy Festival on Tour in Doncaster, her hometown. Her installation works include National Theatre, Southbank, Cast Doncaster and illustration works include Interactions, an anthology of short stories and poems with stroke survivors. In 2010 she co-founded Brolly Productions with Dominic Hingorani whose works include one woman show her, Half Moon, and new opera Clocks 1888: the greener, Hackney Empire. She is currently working on Brolly’s second opera The Powder Monkey with the National Maritime Museum. Through Brolly, Rachana has been exploring incorporating her original artwork into her theatre practice.