Cat Simpson Production Arts FdA
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Cat Simpson

Production Arts FdA


Biography

I’m Cat and I’m a mature student who is just about to graduate from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School studying Production Arts and specialising in Stage Management. I previously worked in Heritage and have a degree in Museum & Artefact Studies awarded from Durham University. I worked in the Events & Exhibitions Department at The RSC for five years which gave me a love of theatre & propping – I’m tenacious in sourcing and acquiring props. I have worked at a number of theatres, in varying Stage Management roles, and am competent in both in-person and online productions. I am Covid trained and have experience of working under social distance guidelines. I’ve good communication and interpersonal skills, I’m eager to learn and positive and energetic.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice