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Rūta is a London based freelance designer for performance. She trained in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, graduating with a first class diploma in 2013. She was a shortlisted finalist for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2013.

Her recent public theatre design work include SLIME (Hull City Libraries), A New Order (The Yard / Live Drafts), And The Rest of Me Floats (Rose Lipman / Birmingham Rep), Girl Meets Boy (The Yard / First Drafts), Sea Fret (Old Red Lion), Open Court (Royal Court), Mumburger (The Archivist's Gallery), The Session (Soho Upstairs), Primetime (Royal Court).

Rūta is a returning visiting professional at Central School of Speech and Drama where she works with Drama, Applied Theatre and Education students to create designs for their devised pieces. 

She is associate designer for The Herd Theatre and has repeatedly worked with Outbox Theatre and inclusive theatre companies Blink Dance Theatre and Face Front.

For a full list of projects please see below.

PROJECTS

2018

SLIME _ The Herd _ Hull City Libraries

THE STAGGERING SPECTACULAR CIRCUS OF STORYTELLERS _ Central School of Speech and Drama _ Disused Shop _ The Brunel

A NEW ORDER _ Outbox Theatre _ The Yard Theatre

THE WINTER'S TALE _ Primary Shakespeare Company _ London's Primary Schools

PULL UP _ Blink Dance Theatre _ Goldsmith's

2017

AND THE REST OF ME FLOATS _ Outbox Theatre _ Rose Lipman Building

GIRL MEETS BOY _ The Yard Theatre

SANDWICH MAN _ Face Front_  Dugdale Centre

MIDAS CORP _ Central School of Speech and Drama _ Abandoned Warehouse _ Swindon

SEA FRET _ Old Red Lion Theatre

YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM _ Finborough Theatre

2016

OPEN COURT  _  Royal Court Theatre

MUMBURGER  _  The Archivist's Gallery

FOUR CORNERS  _  BLINK Dance Theatre_ Lyric Hammersmith / Hackney Empire 2

UNDER THE LID  _  Central School of Speech and Drama  _  Oldham Primary Schools

BUTTER  _  Vaults, Cavern 

2015

THE SESSION  _  Soho Theatre Upstairs

THE WINDOW / BLANK PAGES  _  The Hope Theatre

PRIMETIME  _  The Royal Court Theatre

LINES IN THE SAND  _  Soho Theatre Upstairs

A LOCAL BOY  _  Pleasance Theatre

2014

PARK  _  Dundee City Square

POILU AND TOMMY  _  Courtyard Theatre

2013

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK  _  Laura Dajao’s Wild Card  _   Interactive Installation  _Sadler’s Wells

BREED  _  Platform theatre

HANSEL AND GRETEL   _  CSM Kings Cross site

WOLVES  _  Short Film

2012

YUKO - THE TABLE THAT EATS  _  Stoke Newington International Airport

LAUSKAS  _  Design for Dance  _  Platform Theatre

 

AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS

2013

The Linbury Prize for Stage Design  _  Finalist for Scottish Dance Theatre  _  National Theatre