“My final project was the creation of a performance piece created from a script that I had edited/put together from the Tennessee Williams novel Moise and the World of Reason about an artist who had run out of paint and is therefore choosing to leave the world of reason as if she cannot paint she cannot live. I collaborated with various different students from different courses; hair and make-up, photography, acting and film. I designed and directed the performance while also supervising and organising everything from the schedule to the promotion of the show. The freedom to choose the text and have creative control was an incredible feat and one I will never forget. Creating a piece of live theatre is something that only cemented my aspiration to go into the world of theatre and all the magic that surrounds it.
The course has given me experience in making, set design, puppetry and mask making to supervising and all that it entails. It also allowed me to explore the academic side and the theoretical angle of design and art; this hugely influenced my final project.
On graduating I have designed and made three metal masks for the theatre company AsOne and their upcoming tour of Tinderbox which will be touring from October, as well as working as a design/ supervisor assistant for Dorset Opera Festival’s L’elisir d’amore and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in July. I have also applied for the 2015 Linbury Prize as it would be incredible to work with prestigious theatre professionals and deign a live show. I also hope to move to Brighton and become involved in exciting and independent theatre opportunities there.”