Hello Friends, I hope you are doing ok.
This June/ July 2021 – I am designing a site specific show with Horsecross Perth, the really lovely Vickie Beesley and a bunch of very brilliant young people. No Planet B is a piece about the climate crisis and I am very pleased that we have made all set and costume entirely from materials already in the workshop – leftover from previous shows and the costumes all made from other costumes, or fabric from costumes no longer in use. We have used, reused and recycled a few times over and great to know that we can make something really special using only recycled materials – photos coming soon!
Also this month, I am soooooo pleased the new book FIELD Scotland : On Value is out now, illustrated by my humble self and it has the words of 19 excellent artists and writers. Get your copy here To be honest – its a very good book and anyone working at the heart or periphery of live performance, it’s a tenner very well spent.
I am also jumping on the work wagon with November Club making a piece for people’s doorsteps going out in Northumberland this summer. Second time working with the lovely director Nathan Crossan-Smith.
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Hello! I am Katherina, most people call me Kat!
I am Set and Costume Designer for Performance, Visual Artist and Creative Collaborator. I work with some of the most exciting theatre makers of NOW!
Born in 1982 in Bulgaria I have a Fine Art Diploma from the National High School for Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria and a First Class Honors Degree in Theatre Design from Wimbledon School of Art, London. I have been living and working in the UK since 1999.
I design for theatre, performance, contemporary dance, site specific events, interactive installations, outdoor shows, you name it I have probably done it! Or if I haven’t done it, I’d love to do it. My designs tour extensively in the UK, Europe and the wider world.
My visual art works are a vital part of my practice and are part and parcel of my design thinking. My recent paintings, prints and drawings can be found on my website but for older work, do get in touch. I make a lot and often have no time to upload it here.
I am also the Artistic Director of Two Destination Language together with Alister Lownie, an award winning theatre company which tours extensively around the UK and internationally. Two Destination Language makes visually striking and intellectually stimulating work about identity, belonging, politics and how cultures interacts and are defined in contemporary society. @2destlang www.twodestinationlanguage.com
Contact me here Follow me on Twitter @KatherinaRadeva
AWARDS for shows I have designed or co-devised and directed:
2019 – CATS Award for Stick by Me by Andy Manley, Ian Cameron, Redbridge Arts
2017- Total Theatre Award and The Stage Award for salt. by Selina Thompshon
2014- Herald Angel for Falling in Love with Frida by Caroline Bowditch
2014- Total Theatre Award for Near Gone by Two Destination Language
2013- Pulse Suitcase Prize for Near Gone by Two Destination Language
2009- Rules & Regs- professional development, South Hill Park, UK
2006- Artsadmin Bursary Recipient for Early Career Artists
2005- Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design: Finalist
2003- Wimbledon School of Art Bursary- Prague for the Prague Quadrennial