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Kitty Briggs - Theatre Director

CV

Training

2018-2020 | MA Theatre Directing | Academy of Live and Recorded Arts | St Marys University

2-year course covering the performer, performance environment, the philosophy of directing, producer skills, a cultural exchange to Japan (Oct 2019), internal and external AD placements and funded final project.

 

Professional Credits

Director

2019 | Taboo Night by Stick or Twist| Scene Director | The Kings Arms, Salford

Assistant Director

2020 | The Jungle Book | Directed by Sarah Puncheon | Oldham Coliseum

Children’s Easter production focusing on entertaining during the school holidays and introducing younger audiences to the theatre.

 

2020 | The Last Quiz Night on Earth by Alison Carr | Directed by Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder 

Immersive production focused about a quiz night while the world ends by Box of Tricks Theatre Company touring for two months around the North of England.

 

2019 | Treasure Island adapted by Phil Wilmont | Directed by Alyx Tole | ALRA

Working with ALRA final years to create their Christmas show, integrating song and movement to create the classic novel come to life on stage. Worked on parrot puppetry and set creation from objects.

 

2019 | Lancastrians by Junction 8 Theatre | Directed by Liz Stevenson | Lancs Tour

First professional credit as AD to Liz Stevenson (JMK Trust Winner, Theatre by the Lake Artistic Director) using verbatim from people living in Lancashire, trying to reach out to those who wouldn’t normally go to the theatre.

       

New Creatives North

In conjunction with BBC Arts and Arts Council England, I was supported and commissioned to create an original audio piece to be broadcast on various platforms. The scheme aims to support emerging talent in regional areas across England. My piece, ‘Another Joan’, focussed on the role young, female icons such as Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousufzai and Emma Gonzalez can inspire others to speak out against the current political chaos, integrating spoken word with news recordings.Can be found on BBC Sounds as of January 8th 2020.

 

Amateur Credits
Director

2017 | Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare | The Assembly Rooms, Durham

Avant Garde production set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Integrated modern dance and music to create a unique retelling of a classic. Highly involved in creation of costumes, sound and set. Winner of ‘Best of’ Uni awards for Best Set & Best Publicity.

 

2017 | Carpe Jugulum by S.Briggs & T.Pratchett | The Assembly Rooms, Durham

Successfully translated Pratchett’s fantasy world onto the stage, presenting those with no knowledge of the book a clear and enjoyable story, working with live animals, pyrotechnics and cast of 35+.

 

2016 | After The End by Dennis Kelly | Three Tuns Hotel, Durham

Debut production with ‘First Theatre Company’ (specifically for those who had not directed before), receiving a Commendation from the National Student Drama Festival judges 2016-2017. Staged in an abandoned hotel, with a high focus on the aesthetics of the space along with disturbing sounds and visual projections to create an immersive experience. Described as ‘inherently individual’ and ‘wonderfully unsettling’.

 

Producer

2017 | Angels in Erotica by F.Drewer | the Space@Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

5* sell-out, profit making show. Original run in Durham Drama Festival 2017 under name of ‘The Not So Divine Comedy’. Organised publicity, social media, press releases and Mile presence. Coordinated a 7-strong cast as well as technical operator for the show. Overall creative and organisational responsibility.

 

Writer

2018 | Hypoclitical by Kitty Briggs, Music by Andy Ball | Durham Drama Festival

Original satirical comedy about romance selected from 80+ entries. Forwarded to have the piece casted, created and performed. High focus on playing on theatrical conventions with ‘Theatre of Cruelty’ inspirations. Nominated for Best Ensemble, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress. Positive feedback from judging industry professionals.

 

References

Liz Stevenson – Artistic Director of Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.

Chris Hill – Dean of The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.

 

Other Competencies

Driving Full current clean UK driving licence. 

PMQ Project Management Qualification awarded by Association of Project Managers (APM).

DBS Certificate Basic check passed.