Pamela Howard is a Director and Scenographer working primarily in opera and contemporary music theatre. Her practice encompasses large and small scale productions, in major opera houses and unloved and forgotten spaces.
Sustainability and imaginative use of space are central to her work that links to her former training at the Slade School of Art 1958-9. A full career as a theatre designer, with a love of text and context, has led her since 2000 to develop a scenographic language of beauty and simplicity on stage, where the performer is always ‘the carrier of the myth’.
As a compulsive observer of human life, she is never without a pencil and a sketch book, notating the everyday, methodically storing her pencil sketches and reworking them on stage.
Howard is the International Chair in Drama for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Visiting Professor at Arts University Bournemouth and Emeritus Professor at the University of the Arts, London.
She is the author of What is Scenography? 2002 and 2009, that is now translated into 6 languages.
A curator of several theatre related exhibitions Howard is regularly invited to educational events all over the world, and has great joy meeting and working with young people at the start of this long journey of creation.