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.
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
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
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
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
PARK _ Dundee City Square
POILU AND TOMMY _ Courtyard Theatre
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
YUKO - THE TABLE THAT EATS _ Stoke Newington International Airport
LAUSKAS _ Design for Dance _ Platform Theatre
AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS
The Linbury Prize for Stage Design _ Finalist for Scottish Dance Theatre _ National Theatre