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May 2022

The year is racing by and Kaitlin is certainly making hay while the sun shines. There’s ongoing work, new projects and also rather excitingly, some newer skills are being utilised both in Directing and Intimacy Direction.

DIRECTING

Beginning rehearsals for Art with Here to There Productions

FIGHT DIRECTION

Beginning work on Romeo and Juliet for Grosvenor Park/Storyhouse, Chester

Tom, Dick & Harry as “Contact Combat Director” for The New Vic Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent 

The Accrington Pals for Manchester School of Theatre

Around the World in 80 Days for Playhouse 2, Shaw

Opening Spring Awakening for The Hammond School

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Opening Spring Awakening for The Hammond School

Treading Water for Big North Films Ltd

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students

Providing introductory Intimacy classes for the 1st and 2nd Year BA Acting Students at Manchester School of Theatre 

Running an APC Basic Stage Combat Examination Course in Unarmed and Single Sword for Rare Academy, Liverpool

Providing a Stage Combat Knife Workshop for the Musical Theatre Students at Hope Aria Academy at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Providing a Stage Combat Workshop for Nantwich Players’ Youth Theatre

April 2022

More fantastic projects are unfolding as the year charges ahead and Kaitlin is really enjoying getting her teeth into every single one of them!

ACTING

Playing Nana Rabbit in Scenic Outdoor Theatre’s Easter event Nana Rabbit’s Nest Quest

Performing in a showreel scene with a past student of Manchester School of Theatre

FIGHT DIRECTION

Opening The Jungle Book for Oldham Coliseum

Opening The Ladykillers for Here to There Productions

Opening The Gut Girls for Manchester School of Theatre

All About My Mother for Manchester School of Theatre

Habibti Driver for the co-production between Bolton Octagon and Tara Finney Productions

Filming Ceaseless for THIIIRD Studios and The University of Salford

Spring Awakening for The Hammond School

INTIMACY DIRECTION

Spring Awakening for The Hammond School

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students

Running an APC Basic Stage Combat Examination weekend in Knife for V-Pac Productions in Harrogate

Providing taster Unarmed Stage Combat workshops for Crewe Lyceum as part of their National Theatre Connections Festival

March 2022

It really feels like everyone is out there, pulling out all the stops to produce their most ambitious and wonderful projects right now and Kaitlin is delighted to have been approached by some amazing people to work with them on their productions. She is incredibly grateful to be involved and is loving every opportunity to get in the room and play with both established collaborators and new contacts.

FIGHT DIRECTION

The Jungle Book for Oldham Coliseum

Red Ellen for the co-production between Northern Stage, Nottingham Playhouse and The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

The Gut Girls for Manchester School of Theatre

Woyzeck for ALRA North

The 3rd Year Professional Showcase for Manchester School of Theatre

Continuing work on The Ladykillers for Here to There Productions

Opening The Scent of Roses for The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Opening Cherry Jezebel for Liverpool Everyman

Opening Bad Roads at ALRA North

TEACHING

Running an APC Basic Stage Combat Examination weekend in Knife at 53two Theatre, Manchester

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students at the University of Gloucestershire and MC-Combat at Goldsmiths University, London

Continuing being part of the second round Intake Audition Panel for at Manchester School of Theatre

February 2022

The year is marching on and some great projects are coming up. Kaitlin even had her first in-person casting since pre-covid and it was so exciting to be back in the room. Here’s to a great year.

FIGHT DIRECTION

The Scent of Roses for The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Cherry Jezebel for Liverpool Everyman

The Ladykillers for Here to There Productions

The Welkin for Manchester School of Theatre

Bad Roads for ALRA North

TEACHING

Continuing Stage Combat classes at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students

Continuing being part of the first round Intake Audition Panel at Manchester School of Theatre

January 2022

Happy New Year! The year is already off to a great start with enquiries and bookings coming in for lots of exciting projects. Kaitlin is looking forward to 2022 and all the opportunities to come.

ACTING

Taking part in Shakespeare Out Loud! and their Zoom reading of Twelfth Night

TEACHING

Providing an Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop for the adult Musical Theatre students at Hope Mill Theatre School

Running an APC Basic Stage Combat Examination weekend in Unarmed at 53two Theatre, Manchester

Getting Stage Combat classes underway at Manchester School of Theatre for the 2nd Year BA Acting students, leading towards an APC Basic Examination later in the year

Being part of the first round Intake Audition Panel at Manchester School of Theatre

December 2021

Just a few little bits are keeping Kaitlin ticking over into the New Year. She sends love and success to all in this festive season!

ACTING

Working on the steam trains as part of the Elfmas team for Alibi Productions and their Christmas event at East Lancashire Railway, Bury

Playing Rachel in the short film The Things We Don’t Discuss as part of The Advent Plays for Oldham Coliseum

TEACHING

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for students at the University of Northampton and T3 Action Academy

November 2021

As things start to wind down towards the end of the year, Kaitlin still has some gems on the go.

FIGHT DIRECTION

Aladdin for Oldham Coliseum

Linda for Manchester School of Theatre

Katzenmusik for ALRA North

ACTING

Joining the Elfmas team for Alibi Productions and their Christmas event at East Lancashire Railway, Bury

Playing Joanne in the filming of a special recreation of a scene from Kramer Vs Kramer

TEACHING

Providing Stage Combat workshops for Badapple Theatre’s Youth Theatre Group in Green Hammerton, York

Providing Stage Combat workshops for the Youth Theatre Group at Playhouse 2, Shaw

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for T3 Action Agency in London

October 2021

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.

DIRECTING

Finishing rehearsals and opening The Sweet Science of Bruising at Manchester School of Theatre, acting as Assistant Director to James Nickerson

FIGHT DIRECTION

Finishing and opening A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Her Productions at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Starting rehearsals for Linda for Manchester School of Theatre

Posh for ALRA North

Starting rehearsals for Katzenmusik for ALRA North

Life is A Dream for The Royal LyceumEdinburgh

Short Film A Day in The Life for Brew Up Productions

ACTING

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

TEACHING

Providing Stage Combat workshops for the Youth Theatre Group at Playhouse 2, Shaw

Examination of APC Stage Combat performance exams for Shoebox Theatre in Swindon

September 2021

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!

ACTING

Working as an Actor-Musician on Ordinary Glory’s Research and Development project Joy Unspeakable

DIRECTING

Starting rehearsals as Assistant Director on The Sweet Science of Bruising at Manchester School of Theatre, directed by James Nickerson

FIGHT DIRECTION

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

TEACHING

Running a Stage Combat workshop for the brilliant students of Llandudno Youth Musical Theatre, North Wales

August 2021

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!

FIGHT DIRECTION

Rehearsing and filming The Lazarus Path with Seed Productions

Starting preparation work on The Sweet Science of Bruising for Manchester School of Theatre

TEACHING

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

July 2021

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.

ACTING

Recording of radio/podcast play Just the Place for a Snark for Theatrephonics and Cat On A Piano Productions

TEACHING

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

June 2021

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.

ACTING

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

DIRECTING

Much Ado About Nothing is streaming on At Yours 3rd-6th June. Please get your tickets here!

FIGHT DIRECTION

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

TEACHING

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

May 2021

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:

DIRECTING

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!

FIGHT DIRECTION

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

TEACHING

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

January 2021

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.

These include:

ACTING

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

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)

FIGHT DIRECTION

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

TEACHING

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)

She hopes that 2021 will prove an easier and incredibly successful year for all her colleagues and friends.