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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

Linda for Manchester School of Theatre

Posh for ALRA North

Katzenmusik for ALRA North

Life is A Dream for The Royal LyceumEdinburgh

Short Film A Day in The Life for Brew Up Productions

Starting rehearsals for Aladdin at Oldham Coliseum

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

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.