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Catherine Simpson 07788276373 http://www.catherine-simpson.com catherine_simpson@hotmail.co.uk Dresser. The Hampstead Theatre. November 2016-January 2017 ‘Wild Honey’ Wardrobe Intern. Punchdrunk. New York. September 2016- November 2016. Costume and Wardrobe intern at Punchdrunk’s ‘Sleep No More’. I balanced my time between day shifts, which included sewing and maintenance, and evening shifts where I worked as a dresser. Wardrobe Mistress, The Pearl Theatre Company. New York October 2016- November 2016 ‘A Taste of Honey’ extended run. ‘Off Broadway’. Part time Assistant, Hero Wardrobe. New York September 2016- November 2016. General costume assistant for TV and film costume hire company, Hero Wardrobe. Costume Designer, Stagedoor Manor, New York. June 2016- August 2016 Costume Designer, Maker and Dresser for America’s only performing arts summer camp, ‘Stagedoor Manor.’ Over nine weeks I designed and created costumes for six shows and was responsible for the organization and maintenance of the costumes during the running of shows. ‘Whistle Down the Wind.’ Director Chris Tyer ‘Family.’ Director Ana Simpson ‘Avenue Q.’ Director Tom Berger ‘Babes in Arms.’ Director Amana Cohen ‘Good Woman of Setzuan.’ Director Neil Easterly ‘Copacabana.’ Director David Loudermilk Head of Wardrobe, Custom Love, London. March 2016 A short film directed by Jon Kebe and in collaboration with Goldsmiths University. Artist, Kinetika Design Studios. London April 2015- January 2016. Working with clients to produce high-end hand painted silk batik commissions. I also ensured the studio space was set up and ready to work in each day. Artist, Kinetika, Gondar Ethiopia. December 2015-January 2016 I worked as a volunteer with Kinetika and educational charity ‘Link Ethiopia’, and led workshops in ten different schools, helping to produce 10 large scale hand painted batik art works. I also took it upon myself to teach locals the technique of batik and produced 92 smaller batik flags used in a local festival.


Workshop Leader, Royal Opera House, September 2015. Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival. Finger-knitting workshops with Lorna Hamilton Brown. Costume Supervisor May 2015 ‘The One Day of the Year’. Director Wayne Harrison The Finborough Theatre. Designer March 2015 ‘Up Up and Away’. Director Chris Elwell. The Halfmoon Theatre Theatre Designer, Rose Bruford Realised Productions November 2014 ‘Suddenly last Summer’. Director Jane Bertish ‘The Water Engine’. Director Gerrard McArthur. ‘The Wonderful World of Dissocia’. Director Becca Murley. Designer, Rose Bruford June 2014 Rose Bruford Summer Ball. Event Dresser and Costume Supervisor December 2013 Sandown Park Racecourse Tingle Creek Christmas Event Costume Assistant, London Bubble Theatre Company November-December 2013 ‘From Docks to Desktops’ London Bubble Theatre Company. Admin and Costume Assistant, The Royal Opera House 2010 and 2008 My tasks included: Buying and selecting fabrics, communicating with suppliers, organising fittings and keeping production bibles up to date. Education Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance 2012-2015 BA (Hons) Theatre Design (Set and Costume). (2:1) As Student Representative for BA Theatre Design I met regularly with senior members of staff and members of the board of governess.

References available upon request.

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