Nina Raines Scenic Art Student

Nina Raines

Scenic Art Student


Biography

Having experience in set design and a First Class BA (Hons) Theatre Design degree from Rose Bruford College, I have always had a hands-on approach to designing for theatre, painting and making a lot of my own sets.
I found I enjoyed and showed skills in the practical side of things, so I sought more experience in scenic art – which I am currently undertaking a Masters in with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

I also have 4 years’ experience at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s workshop TR2 where I have been an assistant on various projects ranging from those for small theatres to and international scale.

Theatre for me is such an exciting industry and I feel lucky to be involved at various levels. Design-wise, there is such a joy seeing a project through from initial ideas and scale model, through to its realisation and then the final rehearsal and curtain opening. It seemed a natural progression for me to follow a path into scenic art, something which over the years I have gradually immersed myself in and become very excited about.

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