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Naomi Dawson

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Naomi Dawson

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Biography

Professional

She works as a set and costume designer and is based in London, UK.

Theatre design includes: The Convert, Young Vic, The Woods Royal Court, Royal Exchange; The Duchess of Malfi, Faustus, The White Devil, The Roaring Girl, As You Like It, King John, The Gods Weep, RSC; Three More Sleepless Nights, Hotel, National Theatre; Kasimir and Karoline, Fanny and Alexander, Love and Money Malmo Stadsteater; Beryl, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Brave New World, Dancing at Lughnasa, In Praise of Love, Theatre Royal, Northampton; Amerika, Krieg der Bilder, Staatstheater Mainz; Scorched, Old Vic Tunnels; Mary Shelley, The Glass Menagerie, Speechless, Shared Experience; The Container, Young Vic; King Pelican, Speed Death of the Radiant Child, Drum Theatre, Plymouth; Sisters, Gate/Headlong. Opera designs include: Madame Butterfly, The Lottery, The Fairy Queen, Bury Court.


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Role:
Set and Costume Designer
Year:
2015
Venue:
RSC The Swan / Barbican

The play started with two actors striking a match each to decide who should play Faustus and who Mephistopheles for that performance.

We were interested in exploring the two characters being facets of the same person and Faustus’s journey being one into insanity. The design was bare boned; an empty stage with only a plastic sheet which Mephistopheles rips when he enters the space. All other characters took on an increasing grotesque persona as the play progressed.


I WAS LUCKY AND TOOK PART IN AN ERASMUS EXCHANGE WHILST STUDYING AND STUDIED FOR FOUR MONTHS IN MAASTRICHT. SINCE THEN I HAVE WORKED IN GERMANY, SWEDEN AND NOW IN THE NETHERLANDS ALONGSIDE MY MAIN PRACTISE IN THE UK. IT HAS BEEN FUNDAMENTAL TO MY WORK TO PARTAKE IN THESE INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUES BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD AND WITH THE IMMINENCE OF BREXIT WE WILL NEED TO WORK OUT HOW TO CONTINUE THESE CONVERSATIONS.”

Credits:

Writer:
Christopher Marlowe
Composer:
Orlando Gough
Director:
Maria Aberg
Choreographer:
Ayse Tashkiran
Assistant:
Sophie Thomas
Props: Video Design: Nathan Parker
Alison Tanqueray and Martha Mamo
Set built by the RSC workshop:
Painted by Rebecca Ashley and Lara Etherton
Costume Supervisor:
Ed Parry
 Costumes made by the RSC costume department
Video Design:
Nathan Parker
Lighting Designer:
Lee Curran
Sound Designer:
Claire Windsor

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