Hugo Dodsworth MA Performance Design Student
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Hugo Dodsworth

MA Performance Design Student


Biography

Hugo is a Performance Designer, working holistically across disciplines of set, lighting, and video design. He received his BA (Hons) in Italian and History of Art from UCL in 2021, with the highest marked dissertation of his cohort, entitled After Dark: Light as a material for placemaking. In 2019, Hugo spent a year working as an electrician and lighting design assistant at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Hugo’s specialist skills include digital modelling and drafting, lighting design, visualisation and programming. BOVTS credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Redgrave Theatre); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (The Station).

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