I'm a theatre designer. I'm continuously interested in how visual dramaturgy can have a role in performance, and how emotional visual connections and aesthetics can be accessible and challenging to audiences. I believe in theatre being a democratic space for all, physically, mentally, socially, and politically, and am excited by liveness and shared space. I love theatre that is a conversation, stories that ask us questions, and work that challenges the form of theatre.
I'm interested in playful and interrogative processes, with a closely collaborative approach to working.
I sometimes co-design with Joshua Gadsby. We're interested in how the process of co-designing can result in a more cohesive visual world, and eliminate ego in role boundaries, allowing a more open and supported process with other creatives, especially with directors.
Design credits include: The Greatest Play in the History of the World (Royal Exchange Theatre), Trap Street (New Diorama), And Yet It Moves (Young Vic), Nightclubbing (The Lowry & UK Tour), The Tempest (Royal Exchange Theatre, Young Company), Passin' Thru (Lyric Hammersmith), Trigger Warning (Tate Modern), dreamplay (The Vaults), In My Dreams I Dream I’m Dreaming (Theatre Royal Plymouth), OUT (The Curve Theatre, and Tour), Rise: Macro vs. Micro (Old Vic New Voices), FEAST (Battersea Arts Centre and Tour).
As associate designer: 306: Dusk (Design by Cécile Trémoliéres, National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre), The Host (Design by Cécile Trémoliéres, National Youth Theatre), This Beautiful Future (Design by Cécile Trémoliéres, The Yard)
Naomi trained at Wimbledon College of Art. She has also been previously shortlisted for the Linbury Prize and Old Vic 12.