Princess Grace Award:
Theater Fellowship, 2014
Kendra Rai received the Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Costume Design in 2012 for her work on The Green Bird at Constellation Theatre Company. She also earned a 2014 Helen Hayes Award nomination for her costume design on The Magic Finger. Kendra’s work has been seen both regionally and internationally, including: Constellation Theatre Company (Associate Artist), AdventureTheatre (Resident Artist), New Victory Theater, Olney Theater Center, Imagination Stage, Synetic Theater, The Kennedy Center, University of Pittsburgh, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, Taproot Theatre (Resident Designer), andSeattle Shakespeare Company, among others. Kendra is a member of United Scenic Artists, and holds an MFA in Costume Design from Pennsylvania State University. In addition to designing, she has worked as a draper and a costume shop manager, and has held teaching posts at University of Pittsburgh and Gallaudet University.