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British Designer Marsha Roddy Conducts Stage and Costume Design Workshop

British Designer Marsha Roddy Conducts Stage and Costume Design Workshop

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PETA and the British Council present

Stage and Costume Design Workshop, an intensive theatre course by master British designer, Marsha Roddy.

This is an intensive, practical and exciting 6-day course on set and costume design. It will investigate the processes, methods and techniques involved in designing for theatre. The workshop is for students and professionals alike.


Marsha Roddy

Marsha Roddy’s career has spanned over 30 years as an Artist and Designer from the United Kingdom. Her work explores three-dimensional space, movement, texture and above all how we, as humans, connect and express ourselves.

Her work has taken her from the UK to Amsterdam, USA, China, Japan and Hong Kong. She has been the production designer on a number of feature as well as independent films including: the award winning, ‘Anchoress’ and ‘73 Virgins’.

In the UK Marsha worked on numerous theatre productions for many august theatres including: ‘Waiting for Godot,’ at The Crucible Theatre, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘East is East’ and ‘Bali the Sacrifice’ at the Leicester Haymarket, ‘Amen Corner’, at the Lyric theatre in London’s West End, and ‘Cafe Vesuvio’ at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Over the past five years Marsha has had the pleasure of designing costumes and haute couture style dresses in Hong Kong, China and Japan for large events, with clients such as Mont Blanc, Cartier, Perrier Jouet, Louis Vuitton, Faberge, Van Cleef and Arpels.
Marsha is set and costume designer for The Tempest Reimagined opening 11 November 2016, a co-production of PETA and the British Council.


We will waste no time to start to develop your skills as a designer, helping you to translate your ideas into sketches, scale models and mood boards. And most important, how to develop a critical eye for performance. We will look at the theatre space, understand the necessity of research and analysis, create design interpretations in 2D and 3D and explore other visual languages available to designers.


We will explore the skills and processes required when designing costume for performance. You will gain an understanding the stages of the costume design process, from the development of ideas to the final design. You will create designs through the analysis of the script text, the understanding of the characters roll and their movements within the piece.

You will leave the course having gained a greater understanding of the steps involved with developing your ideas and bringing characters and their settings to life. You will have a small body of costume and/or set designs to take away with you.

The course is designed for anyone looking to extend their skills in theatre. It is suitable for those with no previous experience in theater design or performance and those who want to diversify from their current creative discipline.


• Script analysis
• Ideas and research (Visual language as a resource for designing)
• Creative interpretation
• Focus on Stage design – Understanding scale and space (2-D and 3-D problem solving)
• Focus on Costume design – Understanding movement, fabrics and light
• Developing your ideas through model making
• Design presentation


Workshop fee for 6 days is P10,000 (inclusive of VAT) per participant
Fee includes art supplies and a networking dinner.
10% discount for payments made on or before 7 October 2016.
50% downpayment required to secure your spot. Balance and receipt will be settled during registration on 14 October.


When: 14-19 OCTOBER (SIX DAYS) from 3 – 9 PM (WEEKDAYS) AND 10 AM – 5 PM (WEEKEND)


Click this link to register.


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