LA VOIX HUMAINE

CONCEPTUAL : JMK AWARD RUNNER UP

Director                     Tom Bailey

Lighting design        Joe Price

Written by                Jean Cocteau

Venue                        The Clare, Young Vic Theatre

This installation-like design is for Tom Bailey and my interpretation of Jean Cocteau's text 'La Voix Humaine'. Seeing the monologue into two actors, we see the audience inside the machine, amongst the net of wires that are referenced so often in the text. Images are of semi-staged sharing after week R&D at NT Studio.

Feedback from the judges on the design:

"an exciting collaboration with the director. The design appeared achievable on the budget and it was good that consideration had been given to rehearsing this physical production and what would be needed in the room. This was a strong production proposal"


Further life for this planned for 2018

THE WINDOW

Writer:                             Silva Semerciyan

Director:                          Lee Lyford

Lighting Designer:        Jay Costello

Photographer:              David Caudery

 


HIDDEN VALLEY

Composer:             Richard Barnard

Lyrics:                      Alan Harris

Director:                  Rhian Hutchings

Lighting:                  Ace McCarron

Photographer:       Sam Hardwick and James Crook

A new opera for family audiences, this was a small scale staging at St Georges Bristol with a tight budget. The focus was to costume the 12 performers on stage, as the opera's characters metamorphise into many different characters and animals. My fee was inclusive of designing a community art project that would be developed at the creative participatory schools workshops which could be displayed at the venue.

The show's design focussed on the language of metamorphosis using everyday clothing, fabrics and textiles.