Fiona Watt trained with the Motley Theatre Design Course at the Almeida, London.
Credits include : In My Father’s Words 59E59 New York, as part of the Brits on Broadway season; Dundee Rep and tour, part of the 2014 Glasgow Cultural programme for the Commonwealth Games); Outlying Islands, Dark Earth, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Heritage and Highland Shorts for the Traverse, Edinburgh; Further than the Furthest Thing ( Prime Productions), Eight Songs for a Mad King and Good Angel, Bad Angel (Hebrides Ensemble), A Woman of No Importance (Pitlochry Festival Theatre). She has also designed for Nottingham Playhouse, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Bolton Octagon, Sherman Cymru and a variety of touring companies throughout the UK.
Fiona also develops commissioned projects as a lead artist and curator. This has included two international projects for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space (PQ 2011 and 2015), and Design as Performance at World Stage Design in Cardiff (WSD 2013). Between 2009 and 2011 Fiona created and developed Creativite Sans Frontieres (CWB 2010), a cross-border community performance project via the Interreg EU funding programme. In 2012 she became a member of the core team delivering Open Stages, a Cultural Olympiad project for the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the heart of this aspect of her practice is an open-minded pedagogical approach which enables emerging practitioners, students and communities to make design-led performance, exploring creative development through placing work in an international context.
Fiona is UK Performance Design Commissioner for OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) and Honorary Secretary of the Society of British Theatre Designers, an organisation which celebrates and supports the work of designers for performance based in the UK.
IN MY FATHER’S WORDS
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING
GOOD ANGEL BAD ANGEL
THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE
THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK