The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

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Biography

Mona Kastell is an ecoscenographer with a strong interest in social and ecological conscious design in performance. She recently graduated from a MA Ecological Design Thinking merging Theatre Design and Ecology.

Mona has over 10 years experience as set & costume designer and costume supervisor in: theatre, dance, film, devised, street and physical theatre, event, youth theatre, fire performance, pantomime and experimental work.

She is part of the growing community of artists who explore sustainability and the impact of the substantial waste in the creative industry. Mona uses the permaculture principles in her visual concepts. She pledged to commit to a conscious set of shared values that Theatre and Art can be ecologically viable through the EcoStage network.

Mona combines her design skills with a collaborative approach, to the creation of characters and scenery. Fascinated by the human body and its representation in society, she is inspired by people and their culture from all around the world.

In 2012, Mona was awarded the quality production funding by Creative Scotland to develop her sculptural creations. Mona then devised and directed the costume-led performance L’Eveil as part of Glasgow Arches Live.

Mona is interested in hearing about collaboration with theatre makers, choreographers or performers who are interested in questioning the traditional theatrical ways and reinforcing ecological design in their practices.

more details available at www.monakastell.com