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I’ve just finished this term’s show for central: 
LOADED - OUT OF INC with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Loaded was a devised dance theatre work about weight and gravity presented by OUT OF INC and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Design: Rosie HoskinLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Lex Kosanke Production Manager: Matthew Bushell Technical Manager: Sarah Turney Stage Manager: Zelie PereiraDSM: Julianna Bautista ASM: Patrizia StieglerChief LX: Andrew Wheeler 
Deputy LX/Programmer: Richard ToonProduction Sound: Joshua Trepte Photos Courtesy of Nick Moran.
I’ve just finished this term’s show for central: 
LOADED - OUT OF INC with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Loaded was a devised dance theatre work about weight and gravity presented by OUT OF INC and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Design: Rosie HoskinLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Lex Kosanke Production Manager: Matthew Bushell Technical Manager: Sarah Turney Stage Manager: Zelie PereiraDSM: Julianna Bautista ASM: Patrizia StieglerChief LX: Andrew Wheeler 
Deputy LX/Programmer: Richard ToonProduction Sound: Joshua Trepte Photos Courtesy of Nick Moran.
I’ve just finished this term’s show for central: 
LOADED - OUT OF INC with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Loaded was a devised dance theatre work about weight and gravity presented by OUT OF INC and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Design: Rosie HoskinLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Lex Kosanke Production Manager: Matthew Bushell Technical Manager: Sarah Turney Stage Manager: Zelie PereiraDSM: Julianna Bautista ASM: Patrizia StieglerChief LX: Andrew Wheeler 
Deputy LX/Programmer: Richard ToonProduction Sound: Joshua Trepte Photos Courtesy of Nick Moran.
I’ve just finished this term’s show for central: 
LOADED - OUT OF INC with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Loaded was a devised dance theatre work about weight and gravity presented by OUT OF INC and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Design: Rosie HoskinLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Lex Kosanke Production Manager: Matthew Bushell Technical Manager: Sarah Turney Stage Manager: Zelie PereiraDSM: Julianna Bautista ASM: Patrizia StieglerChief LX: Andrew Wheeler 
Deputy LX/Programmer: Richard ToonProduction Sound: Joshua Trepte Photos Courtesy of Nick Moran.
I’ve just finished this term’s show for central: 
LOADED - OUT OF INC with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Loaded was a devised dance theatre work about weight and gravity presented by OUT OF INC and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Design: Rosie HoskinLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Lex Kosanke Production Manager: Matthew Bushell Technical Manager: Sarah Turney Stage Manager: Zelie PereiraDSM: Julianna Bautista ASM: Patrizia StieglerChief LX: Andrew Wheeler 
Deputy LX/Programmer: Richard ToonProduction Sound: Joshua Trepte Photos Courtesy of Nick Moran.
I’ve just finished this term’s show for central: 
LOADED - OUT OF INC with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Loaded was a devised dance theatre work about weight and gravity presented by OUT OF INC and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Design: Rosie HoskinLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Lex Kosanke Production Manager: Matthew Bushell Technical Manager: Sarah Turney Stage Manager: Zelie PereiraDSM: Julianna Bautista ASM: Patrizia StieglerChief LX: Andrew Wheeler 
Deputy LX/Programmer: Richard ToonProduction Sound: Joshua Trepte Photos Courtesy of Nick Moran.

I’ve just finished this term’s show for central: 

LOADED - OUT OF INC with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 

Loaded was a devised dance theatre work about weight and gravity presented by OUT OF INC and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 

Design: Rosie Hoskin
Lighting Design: Joshua Gadsby
Sound Design: Lex Kosanke 

Production Manager: Matthew Bushell 
Technical Manager: Sarah Turney 
Stage Manager: Zelie Pereira
DSM: Julianna Bautista 
ASM: Patrizia Stiegler

Chief LX: Andrew Wheeler 

Deputy LX/Programmer: Richard Toon

Production Sound: Joshua Trepte 

Photos Courtesy of Nick Moran.

My first Central public productions opens next week. Loaded, is a new dance theatre piece by some of our third year collaborative and devised acting students.

More info can be found here if you are curious.  

The Shape of the Impossible - National Theatre Young Studio Season 4 - The Shed

Director - Max Webster 
Text - Sonia Hughes 
Choreography - Frauke Requardt
Design - Alice Cousins & Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design - Joshua Gadsby & Neil Smith

Photos - Robert Day

Texture and Light 

The Shape of the Impossible - National Theatre Young Studio Season 4 - The Shed

Director - Max Webster 
Text - Sonia Hughes 
Choreography - Frauke Requardt
Design - Alice Cousins & Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design - Joshua Gadsby & Neil Smith
Photos - Robert Day
The Shape of the Impossible - National Theatre Young Studio Season 4 - The Shed

Director - Max Webster 
Text - Sonia Hughes 
Choreography - Frauke Requardt
Design - Alice Cousins & Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design - Joshua Gadsby & Neil Smith
Photos - Robert Day
The Shape of the Impossible - National Theatre Young Studio Season 4 - The Shed

Director - Max Webster 
Text - Sonia Hughes 
Choreography - Frauke Requardt
Design - Alice Cousins & Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design - Joshua Gadsby & Neil Smith
Photos - Robert Day

The Shape of the Impossible - National Theatre Young Studio Season 4 - The Shed

Director - Max Webster
Text - Sonia Hughes
Choreography - Frauke Requardt
Design - Alice Cousins & Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design - Joshua Gadsby & Neil Smith

Photos - Robert Day

There is good news.

Off to the National Theatre for two weeks to participate in their Young Studio to create a scratch performance in the Shed. How exciting. 

richercolour:

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the National Theatre.
  Loving it.

Lighting Design: Paule Constable
richercolour:

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the National Theatre.
  Loving it.

Lighting Design: Paule Constable
richercolour:

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the National Theatre.
  Loving it.

Lighting Design: Paule Constable
richercolour:

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the National Theatre.
  Loving it.

Lighting Design: Paule Constable
richercolour:

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the National Theatre.
  Loving it.

Lighting Design: Paule Constable

richercolour:

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the National Theatre.

  Loving it.

Lighting Design: Paule Constable

The Black Rider - Final Central Project Of My First Year!Just finished my final project in my first year at Central. The Black Rider was a immersive theatre show set loosely around the Tom Waits/Robert Wilson Opera. I worked primarily on the top floor of the show. The Project was a collaboration with Performance Arts, Stage Management and Set, Sound and Lighting Design Students.Set Design: Alice Cousins, Joanna Mackenthun and Philippa BrocklehustLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Alice Brooks
Photos: Hannah Wastnidge
The Black Rider - Final Central Project Of My First Year!Just finished my final project in my first year at Central. The Black Rider was a immersive theatre show set loosely around the Tom Waits/Robert Wilson Opera. I worked primarily on the top floor of the show. The Project was a collaboration with Performance Arts, Stage Management and Set, Sound and Lighting Design Students.Set Design: Alice Cousins, Joanna Mackenthun and Philippa BrocklehustLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Alice Brooks
Photos: Hannah Wastnidge
The Black Rider - Final Central Project Of My First Year!Just finished my final project in my first year at Central. The Black Rider was a immersive theatre show set loosely around the Tom Waits/Robert Wilson Opera. I worked primarily on the top floor of the show. The Project was a collaboration with Performance Arts, Stage Management and Set, Sound and Lighting Design Students.Set Design: Alice Cousins, Joanna Mackenthun and Philippa BrocklehustLighting Design: Joshua GadsbySound Design: Alice Brooks
Photos: Hannah Wastnidge

The Black Rider - Final Central Project Of My First Year!
Just finished my final project in my first year at Central. The Black Rider was a immersive theatre show set loosely around the Tom Waits/Robert Wilson Opera. I worked primarily on the top floor of the show. The Project was a collaboration with Performance Arts, Stage Management and Set, Sound and Lighting Design Students.

Set Design: Alice Cousins, Joanna Mackenthun and Philippa Brocklehust
Lighting Design: Joshua Gadsby
Sound Design: Alice Brooks

Photos: Hannah Wastnidge

Sneaky Peek at ‘The Black Rider’ which I’ve been working on this term…too many trees, too many pendant fittings, not enough power. 

Photo: Heather Chalmers 

Monday 22nd April - Briefings, Bravery, Inspiration and Massive Rooms

I arrived at Central this morning to find a sea of happy faces. There is a certain atmosphere in the air on the first day of term, it’s an electric mix of trepidation and sheer joy at seeing familiar faces once more. I’d say that the first day is made up of approximately 70% hugging people, this however could just be an affliction of the drama school luvvvie syndrome.

After the usual term briefing featuring all of the enthusiasm that can be found in an average fistful of dust it was time for the terms first lighting seminar. It was the usual mish-mash of the useful, intriguing and irrational. Today’s session at least for me awoke me from my holiday slumber…I feel like I’m doing something right within my practice. We spent much of the session discussing what the job of a lighting designer is and how our work is perceived by the adverage audience member. The conversation raised lots of interesting points and has sparked me off on some extra research I’d actually LIKE to undertake not only for my degree but for my interest! 

The afternoon was to provide ample opportunity to tick off an item or two on our research visit checklist for our upcoming Immersive project inspired by Tom Waits and Robert Wilson’s Black Rider. Postman’s Park is a small open space in The City of London, which is the location of a memorial to heroic self sacrifice. It was striking the number of children that were honoured in the memorial. We sat in silence for a couple of minutes taking in the surroundings and contemplating the bravery of these souls.

Plaques in Postman’s Park.

After a short walk across the river we ended up in the Tate Modern, naturally we gravitated to the large cavernous turbine hall and laid down in the middle of the sleeping giant staring at the ceiling. We pondered over using such a space for a site specific work..meanwhile tourists took pictures of us, we can only assume they though it was the next big thing in modern art. 

The Turbine Hall’s Roof.

And to top off a pretty fab day it was off to a meal out to celebrate catch up with friends old and new.

My only worry is that of impending financial ruin….not much then?

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22.04.13

So this was my most recent production. Sweet Abandon, was an evening of food, conversation and mischief. Combining intriguing food combinations, dirty food secrets and food adventures. 
Sweet Abandon was produced for Spork Food Monthly at The Albert, Queens Park by Yve Blake, with Emily Jane Stedman and Tilly De Verteuil. 
Designer: Hannah WastnidgeLighting Designer: Joshua Gadsby 
So this was my most recent production. Sweet Abandon, was an evening of food, conversation and mischief. Combining intriguing food combinations, dirty food secrets and food adventures. 
Sweet Abandon was produced for Spork Food Monthly at The Albert, Queens Park by Yve Blake, with Emily Jane Stedman and Tilly De Verteuil. 
Designer: Hannah WastnidgeLighting Designer: Joshua Gadsby 
So this was my most recent production. Sweet Abandon, was an evening of food, conversation and mischief. Combining intriguing food combinations, dirty food secrets and food adventures. 
Sweet Abandon was produced for Spork Food Monthly at The Albert, Queens Park by Yve Blake, with Emily Jane Stedman and Tilly De Verteuil. 
Designer: Hannah WastnidgeLighting Designer: Joshua Gadsby 
So this was my most recent production. Sweet Abandon, was an evening of food, conversation and mischief. Combining intriguing food combinations, dirty food secrets and food adventures. 
Sweet Abandon was produced for Spork Food Monthly at The Albert, Queens Park by Yve Blake, with Emily Jane Stedman and Tilly De Verteuil. 
Designer: Hannah WastnidgeLighting Designer: Joshua Gadsby 

So this was my most recent production. Sweet Abandon, was an evening of food, conversation and mischief. Combining intriguing food combinations, dirty food secrets and food adventures. 

Sweet Abandon was produced for Spork Food Monthly at The Albert, Queens Park by Yve Blake, with Emily Jane Stedman and Tilly De Verteuil. 

Designer: Hannah Wastnidge
Lighting Designer: Joshua Gadsby 

My life is becoming a fairy light based nightmare. 

Cheeky trip out this afternoon to meet Squib, the lighting designer for Two Door Cinema Club at Brixton Academy! 

Ended up meeting their dummer and manager as well, amongst many other people.  

Life is good.

Studying Design at Central is the best because we have rooftop swing with a view of London.

59 Productions on their envolvement with Jónsi’s 2010 tour - a cross between film, art installation, theatre performance and live gig.