MA Performance Design
Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng 吳彩萍 (they / she) is a theatre maker and designer. They won the John Elvery prize for exceptional work during their time at BOVTS. They are most frequently a set and video designer for theatre, but have interests in all aspects of design and performance. In 2019, they won Best Set Design at the Irish Student Drama Awards for Dogwood (Brian Friel Theatre). Recent design credits include: Silk Road (Wardrobe Theatre) and WHERE ARE YOU FROM? (Abbey Theatre and Electric Picnic). Before studying at BOVTS, they completed a first class honours degree in English Literature and Sociology at Trinity College Dublin.
Choy-Ping’s role as video designer meant operating five projectors simultaneously, with a large sphere over the stage as the video “heart” of the show.
In a feminist staging, Alison’s emotions are centred by close up live feed throughout. The idea to project onto a large laundry pile came from a review of the original run of the show: “Alison seems to have taken on the nation’s laundry.”
Designed with director Rachael Walsh (MA Drama Directing), Medea’s ‘vaguely bohemian’ life is turned upside down as her home is dragged into a barren, snowy landscape.