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Hi! I'm Sascha, an english-mauritian multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Manchester, UK.

I work as a performance designer creating set, costume, installation, puppetry, event, exhibition and festival designs. I've worked as a performer, puppeteers facilitator and maker too. My practice is centred in ecological design, igniting social change, creating caring environments and raising marginalised voices.  

I am a co-founder of the North West Design Allotment which champions designers that are based in the North West and a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers.


 

Recent and upcoming work: 

Together We Imagine programme with Keisha Thompson, British Council France and MC2 Grenoble involving a residency with 5 artists in Manchester and 5 artists in Grenoble collaborating in Grenoble in a post-Brexit climate 

In Common R&D with Common Wealth at Common Space in Bradford 

Alice in Wonderland // Set & Costume Design
with Nathan Powell at Shakespeare North Playhouse

Education

1st Class BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Design

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts 2015-18

Curious School of Puppetry 2019 

Design

 

2024

LOVESTRUCK // Aesthetics, Costume & Prop Design

with Paperwork Theatre in Liverpool, Prescot & Chester

 

IN OUR NATURE // Festival Design

with SICK! Festival at Boggart Hole Clough

 

WEAR AND CARE // Spatial Design

with Common Wealth Theatre at Bradford Industrial Museum 

 

IF IT'S TO BREAK // Set & Costume Design 

with Bitterroot Theatre at the Lowry 

 

2023

THE LIGHT PRINCESS // Set, Costume & Puppetry Design

with LAS Theatre at the Alban, Deptford

FAST FAST SLOW // Set & Costume Design

with Common Wealth Theatre at the British Textile Biennial

BALMY ARMY // Spatial Design 

with the vacuum cleaner at HOME with Manchester International Festival

HOT IN HERE // Set & Costume Design

 with Pigfoot Theatre at the Gate Theatre, London

 

THE PROMISE OPERA // Set, Costume & Puppetry Design 

with Lucy Bradley and Handpicked Productions

SUPER! // Set & Costume Design

with RAWD on North West Tour

EDITH // Set & Costume Design 

with Madeleine Moore and Crowded Room Theatre at the Lowry

2022

FOR THEY LET IN THE LIGHT // Spatial Design 

with the vacuum cleaner at Chisenhale Gallery

 

STUFFED // Set & Costume

with Ugly Bucket Theatre at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool 

HOT IN HERE // Set & Costume

with Pigfoot Theatre on national tour

 

MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS // Set & Costume

with Freight Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Camden People's Theatre

POEMS MADE FROM WORDS FOUND IN THE BIN // Design

Artist: Rhiannon Armstrong on regional tour

 

THE BREAD WE BREAK // Set & Costume

with Miray Sidhom at Contact Theatre

 

AFTER BIRTH // Set & Costume

Director: Grace Duggan with Maiden Moor Productions on national tour

 

THE WELKIN // Set & Costume

Director: Fiona Buffini at Manchester School of Theatre

2021

EXPOSURE NEWHAM // Design & Performance

with the vacuum cleaner at venues in Newham

PORTO'S PECULIAR PLAYGROUND // Installation & Costume 

Director: Nina Hajiyianni at Whitby Hall

DEEP BLUE // Set & Costume at the Unity Theatre Liverpool

Director: Nicole Behan with Paperwork Theatre

 

WHEN WOLVES COULD SPEAK // Set & Costume for regional touring

with Goofus Theatre

2020

GOOD GRIEF // Co-Set & Costume with Kirsty Barlow at the Unity Theatre Liverpool

Directors: Grace Gallagher & Rachael Smart with Ugly Bucket Theatre

SANTI & NAZ // Set & Costume at VAULT Festival

Director: Madelaine Moore with The Thelmas

2019

MADLOVE TAKE OVER // Spatial Design in St Helens, Hardshaw Centre

Co-design with the vacuum cleaner

 

CABARET // Set & Costume at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 

Director: Jake Norton 

FAT GIRL SINGING // Set & Costume for Regional Tour

Director: Emma Geraghty

2018/2017

THE BALLAD OF RUDY // Associate Set, Costume & Puppetry at New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Director: Matt Hassall with Goblin Theatre

IF I SHOULD FALL // Set & Costume for Regional Tour 

Director: Martha Simon with Red Bobble Theatre

RED & BLACK // Co-Costume & Set at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Director: Alan Lane with Slung Low 

THE JUNGLE BOOK // Costume, Set & Puppetry at Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Director: Nina Hajiyianni with Action Transport Theatre

 

Costume

Sascha has worked as a designer, maker, breaking down artist and assistant on:

AN ADVENTURE // Bolton Octagon

TWISTED // Paperwork Theatre 

HOLIBLOBS // Ugly Bucket Theatre

TREASURE ISLAND // Bolton Octagon

NETBALL WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY // Liverpool Arena

RIVER FESTIVAL LIVERPOOL // with designer, Mary Lamb 

cBeebies THUMBELINA // Regent Theatre, Stoke 

FUNNY GIRL // UK Tour 

Puppetry

HOYO Research & Development // Designer & Maker 

with Tracey Gibbs, Winter 2020

 

Sascha has puppeteered a range of giant puppets at:

THE LANTERNS AT CHESTER ZOO

SKIPTON PUPPET FESTIVAL

SHAMBALA FESTIVAL

KENDAL CALLING

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

OLDHAM ILLUMINATE 

TWYCROSS ZOO 

  

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