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Alongside her work as a Performance designer, Tina is also a theatre design consultant with Charcoalblue, specialising in auditorium planning and design.
https://www.charcoalblue.com/practice/people/tina-torbey

Her consultancy work includes Warwick University Lecture Theatre in Coventry and La Cité du Théâtre in Paris.

Tina has joined Charcoalblue directly from an exciting year at the Royal National Theatre where she was awarded the Dingemans Design bursary.

She has designed for the Dorfman stage, assisted Rae Smith, Katrina Lindsey and Susan Hilferty. She also had the chance to witness the work and design process of Bob Crowley, Jan Versweyveld, and Richard Hudson.

She has earned her MA Design for Performance -with Distinction- at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, after completing her thesis on interaction performance-audience: 'Breaking the fourth wall in the 21st Century'

In 2016, she designed the set for ‘Cabaret’ at the Richard Burton theatre working with the Director Paul Kerryson. ‘Cabaret’ later won the Set Design Silver Award at the World Stage Design - WSD 2017 in Taipei.

Tina originally studied Architecture at ALBA-Beirut, graduating top of her class in 2013. She earned the Order of Engineers and Architects award as well as the Samir Mokbel award for excellence in architectural design.
She also played the Piano at the Music Conservatoire of Beirut and graduated with honours in 2012.