Kaitlin is delighted and humbled to have some brilliant projects on at the minute, or shortly to begin. Life is fantastically busy and she is loving stretching her creative muscles to the max.
Finishing rehearsals and opening The Sweet Science of Bruising at Manchester School of Theatre, acting as Assistant Director to James Nickerson
Finishing and opening A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Her Productions at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Linda for Manchester School of Theatre
Posh for ALRA North
Katzenmusik for ALRA North
Life is A Dream for The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh
Short Film A Day in The Life for Brew Up Productions
Starting rehearsals for Aladdin at Oldham Coliseum
Performing as Mollie’s Mother in Mollie Mobile at Hope Mill Theatre, as part of Manchester ADP’s Scripts Aloud evening
Joining the Monster Squad team for Alibi Productions and their Halloween event at East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Providing Stage Combat workshops for the Youth Theatre Group at Playhouse 2, Shaw
The industry seems to be coming back full force after the uncertainty of the last year and a half and Kaitlin has had exciting enquiries coming in thick and fast. Already the rest of the year is shaping up to be quite busy!
Working as an Actor-Musician on Ordinary Glory’s Research and Development project Joy Unspeakable
Starting rehearsals as Assistant Director on The Sweet Science of Bruising at Manchester School of Theatre, directed by James Nickerson
Providing the Broadsword Fight Direction on a short filmed showreel scene with director Liam J M Wilson
Starting rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Her Productions at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Starting rehearsals with Manchester School of Theatre, providing both Fight and Intimacy Direction on The Sweet Science of Bruising
Running a Stage Combat workshop for the brilliant students of Llandudno Youth Musical Theatre, North Wales
As the year goes on Kaitlin is delighted to have lots opportunities coming up and she is returning to a more normal schedule. Not only is she working with some long standing clients but with new ones too looking for her skills and expertise!
Rehearsing and filming The Lazarus Path with Seed Productions
Starting preparation work on The Sweet Science of Bruising for Manchester School of Theatre
Teaching the APC Honours Level certificate students at the annual Action Emporium South West Summer Course in Gloucester
Providing a Stage Combat Get Started in Theatre workshop to the Youth Outreach group at Oldham Coliseum in conjunction with The Prince’s Trust
Teaching in person Stage Combat workshops to the fantastic kids attending the creative Summer school in North Wales for Denbigh Workshop
Examination of some APC Stage Combat performance exams for T3 Action Agency in London
Kaitlin is enjoying being able to get back to work across all aspects of her skills and services, despite the ongoing challenges of Covid restrictions. Things are beginning to move for later in the year too, and Kaitlin is very excited for the industry’s reawakening going into the Autumn.
Recording of radio/podcast play Just the Place for a Snark for Theatrephonics and Cat On A Piano Productions
Kaitlin is over the moon to have been contacted and invited back to Manchester School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University to be their resident Stage Combat instructor and Fight Director on the BA Acting course. She is currently teaching an APC Basic Stage Combat Examination Course to the 2nd Year Students
Providing in person Stage Combat workshops for participants of Contact Theatre’s Youth Theatre Summer Creative Camp in Manchester
This month sees Kaitlin’s workload returning to a more normal level after the very strange year this industry has spent throughout the pandemic. However, whilst things are beginning to move again, it is important to remember that COVID-19 has not disappeared and Kaitlin is working very hard to ensure that all precautions are still being taken to ensure her client’s safety as well as their needs.
Working with the University of Salford and their Film Making students on 2nd Year assessments. Performing as Joanna in a scene from Kramer Vs Kramer
Much Ado About Nothing is streaming on At Yours 3rd-6th June. Please get your tickets here!
Hushabye Mountain for Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Finishing off and opening The Merry Wives of Windsor at Grosvenor Park, Chester for Storyhouse Theatre
Continuing work on King Lear at Stokesay Court, Ludlow for Here to There Productions/Ludlow Fringe
Co-facilitating a day long Acting and Stage Combat workshop at Hymer’s College in Hull for their Year 7 Enrichment Week
Examining APC Stage Combat students in person for T3 Action Agency
As the world starts to take its steps back to some semblance of normal, Kaitlin is delighted to be able to announce that she is working on some wonderful projects and it feels amazing to be reconnecting with all the work she loves doing the most. These include currently working on and/or being booked for:
Securing an online streamed run of her Zoom film production of Much Ado About Nothing with At Yours for the beginning of June 2021. The sales page is now live so please get your tickets here!
Beginning work on The Merry Wives of Windsor at Grosvenor Park, Chester for Storyhouse Theatre
Beginning work on King Lear at Stokesay Court, Ludlow for Here to There Productions/Ludlow Fringe
Pre-production for The Lazarus Path for Seed Productions
Providing online Zoom masterclasses and recorded practitioner skills share presentations for Oldham Coliseum’s Learning & Engagement Department outreach projects
Examining APC Stage Combat students both via Zoom and in person once again for T3 Action Agency and MC Combat
Booked to teach the Honors Level student exams on The APC SW Summer Course in August 2021
Being part of the intake Audition Panel for Manchester School of Theatre at Man Met University
Like for many, many others in the creative industries, the last 12 months have proven very challenging for Kaitlin in the current COVID-19 situation. With many places of work unable to open, she has had to channel her creativity in other ways.
Kaitlin has been incredibly lucky to be able to still find outlets for her acting, directing and stage combat and has been involved in many fantastic projects over the last year despite the difficult circumstances.
Regular Zoom play readings with Double Trouble Theatre Company
Weekly Zoom Shakespeare readings with fellow actors from The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival (non-affiliated)
Regular Zoom play readings with Corona Days Plays
Zoom R&D readings for pilot Out of Practice written by Becci Sharrock and Lucie Brownlee
Zoom R&D reading of a potential all female outdoor production of Twelfth Night with Dream Team Productions
Shakespeare monologue update/refresh sessions with director Eloise Lally
Filming of new showreel scenes with MAPlatform
Recording of a radio/podcast version of Eddie and The Gold Tops for Badapple Theatre Company
Recording of radio/podcast play Old Hobb’s Xmas Adventure for Theatrephonics and Cat On A Piano Productions
Performing as The Snow Queen and Tiny the Elf at East Lancs Railway’s Elfmas Christmas Event
Directing two Shakespeare monologues/shorts for Her Productions’ Unseemly Women project
Directing, recording and editing a Zoom film version of her smash hit production of Much Ado About Nothing with the original cast from The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival (non-affiliated)
Pre-production meetings for short film The Lazarus Path with Seed Productions, due to film in 2021
Interviews for the promotion of The Lazarus Path with Seed Productions
Examination of APC Stage Combat students under strict COVID-19 safety measures for The Performance Preparation Academy (Guildford), The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff) and MC-Combat (Chippenham)