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Nicola Hewitt-George

SBTD Designer

Nicola Hewitt-George

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Biography

Professional

My love for collaboration, storytelling and shared experiences drives my passion to work creatively as does the power of performance for social reform. I trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University, followed by an MA in Applied and Participatory Theatre at Royal Holloway University where I received the Katharine Worth Award for outstanding achievement across the postgraduate programme. I work as a designer, maker, facilitator and creative practitioner with a keen interest in devising work within applied and participatory theatre contexts. I have worked with a variety of theatre companies, organisations and in film and I am the Design Technician for the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance at Royal Holloway University where I run the costume and design workshops, managing and realising all requirements for set, costume and props. I co-teach on the scenography course and run design workshops for various other modules within the department.


Staging Suffrage

Role:
Designer
Venue:
Royal Holloway University

A collaborative performance project celebrating theatre and theatricality in the women’s suffrage movement with director Rebecca McCutcheon, dramaturg and producer David Bullen and actors from the Department of Drama at Royal Holloway University. Working from archival research into the lives of 6 diverse suffragists and suffragettes, we staged a protest march on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the first law to give women the vote in the UK, which was featured in news publications such as the Guardian, the BBC, and the Washington Post. Performances around Royal Holloway University also took place on International Women’s Day, and as part the college’s Play! Festival and Festival of History.


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