I managed the entire run of site-specific ‘Hippolytos’, including managing rehearsal schedules, maintaining communication between the V&A and Antic Face, running the technical lights and sound, organizing the set up each night and fixing costumes and set where needed.
I successfully ran two separate outreach projects; one working with dementia sufferers to help better memory skills and the second to run various workshop opportunities and to improve the pre-existing disability awareness within the Theatre. I have continued this work as a volunteer. Additionally, I also worked successfully as a Marketing Assistant and various Front of House roles
As a team we managed four 40 minute performances in the same space, managing rehearsal schedules, maintaining communication between all directors, running the technical lights and sound, organizing the set-up of each show and the smooth transition between each space. Additionally, I co-ran the event as a whole, which included screening 17 films, 3 television episodes and 14 plays.
This university degree offered me the opportunity to fully understand all areas of the theatre industry both academic and in production. Throughout the course we studied in depth both Film and Theatre production, with on site technicians training students on each aspect of production, including set building, rigging lights and stage management. During my second year of study I decided to focus my skill set on theatre and directed a short 10 minute excerpt of 'The Man Who' by Peter Brook. Directing this piece, I used a cast of four to experiment with the idea representing various traits of Autism, and attempting to represent some of the difficulties with Autism integration in society. During this production I was responsible for my own set build, making our own sound scape and creating and running our lighting design. In my third year, I decided to focus my third year project in the form of a dissertation: Redefining 'In-Yer-Face Theatre': An exploration of the Aleks Sierz's work during the 1990's. This essay explored the work of Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane and Anthony Neilson, using examples of their work and how far they directly related to or challenged the various terms which Sierz outlined during his career.