Gi Vasey MA in Performance Design

Gi Vasey

Gi Vasey (she/her)

MA in Performance Design

Gi began designing Set and Costume for the Warwick Arts Centre while studying her BA in Theatre and performance at Warwick University, while working as a freelance Artist. She has now graduated with an MA in Performance Design with an added exploration of Scenic Art at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is based in Bristol and has a particular interest in Designing and Painting her sets for Devised Theatre and Adaptation projects.

Theatre credits include Vanity Fair (Set, Costume and Scenic Art, BOVTS West Country Tours), Stockholm (Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol), The Red Shoes (Scenic Art, Theatre in Education, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School), Sammy and The Sea Morgens (Co-Costume Design, Theatre in Education, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School), A Chorus Line (Set and Costume, Warwick Arts Centre Theatre), Antigone (Set Design, Warwick Arts Centre Studio), A profoundly Affectionate and Passionate Devotion to Someone noun (Set Design Warwick Arts Centre Studio).

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Vanity Fair

“Are you sure you wish to see the face of human vanity” 

 Boy George, Steve Strange and a Madonna inspired Becky Sharpe electrify the stage in this 1980s New Romantic reimagining of a night at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Photography credit: Ed Felton

The Tempest

My high charms work, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up, In their distractions. They now are in my power.Prospero: Act 3 Scene 3 

Our prospero is inspired by Salvador Dali/ Jackson Pollock in his studio, his canvas: the island itself, a giant canvas playground. The colonial themes in the play are portrayed by a sympathetic Caliban, left over from the Romantic era.

Edgar Degas: The False Start, Scenic Painting

“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness and some fantasy”- Degas 

 Recreation of an Old Master Project using Scenic Painting Techniques.  

Headshot of Head of Performance Design
Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design