DESIGNER | MAKER
NEW:21 THE ELECTRIC
The Electric was performed as part of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's New Season. New Season is a series of four new writing shows, with a focus on current issues and collaboration.
The Electric is a family drama centred around the destruction of the titular club. Inspired by Electra, by Sophocles, it deals with a cycle of pain and violence. How does it damage us? How do we deal with it? And is there a way to break it?
My role on the production was Set designer, working in collaboration with Tierney Dore, the costume designer. I designed the show alongside Terroir, the other New season show on in the Sherman Studio, for which I was designing set and costume. The two shows were in rep, with a run of four shows each, switching out each day.
In 2021 the New Season productions were written, produced and performed during Covid. The 12 week production, rehearsal and performance period were all undertaken during the third lock-down following strict RWCMD Covid safety rules (contact RWCMD for details). This brought with it a whole host of new challenges and restrictions; but also, it created new shapes in the brief to bounce off of and jump start my creative problem solving.