Career insight: Exploring careers in Set Design

Join the V&A Youth Collective as they discuss careers in Set Design with Performance Designers Tallulah Caskey and Debbie Duru and Director Imy Wyatt Corner

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This discussion will explore how to get started and establish yourself as a professional designer. From the skills and knowledge needed to work as a designer to what the role of a present day and future set designer looks like.

This event is hosted and co-produced by the V&A Youth Collective.

This event will be live streamed to online audiences from the V&A Museum. Book a ticket on this page to join the event live at the museum, or sign up here to watch the conversation online.

Tallulah is an emerging performance designer based in London, recent graduate of The Liverpool Institute for Performing arts and 2023 recipient of The Linbury prize for Stage Design. With a keen interest in exploring and pushing the boundaries of space, Tallulah is passionate about creating visually compelling art that challenges audiences and furthers storytelling.

Design Credits include – The Least We Could Do (Hope Theatre), Great Britain (Paul McCartney Auditorium), Witness (Paul McCartney Auditorium)
Associate Credits include – Punch (Nothingham Playhouse). Assistant Credits include – The Enfield Haunting (Ambassadors theatre), The Last 5 Years (Garrick Theatre) My Night with Reg (Turbine Theatre)

Debbie Duru is a designer for performance spaces.

Theatre credits as Set & Costume designer include Beneatha’s Place (Young Vic), Run Rebel (Pilot theatre/Mercury Theatre), Ravenscourt (Hampstead Theatre), The White Card (Northern Stage), Two Billion Beats (Orange Tree Theatre), The Song Project (Royal Court), . . .cake (Theatre Peckham), Dagny Wants to Dance (Bureau of Silly Ideas), Josephine (Theatre Royal Bath).

Theatre credits as Costume designer include Twice Born (Scottish Ballet/Theatre Royal Glasgow) Romeo and Juliet (The Almeida) and Alice in Wonderland (Brixton House)

Credits as Associate Set designer include Mandela, The Musical (Young Vic), Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre) and Dick Whittington (National Theatre).

She is the winner of the Black British Theatre Award 2023 for Theatre design, recipient of an Offie Nomination as Costume designer for Alice in Wonderland, and was a Linbury Prize finalist 2019.

Imy Wyatt Corner is a theatre director from London who trained on the Drama Directing MA at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is currently an Artistic Associate at Arcola Theatre and was a Creative Associate at Jermyn Street Theatre from 2022-3. Last year, she co-directed BEASTS or why girls shouldn’t fear the dark, which was awarded a Scotsman Fringe First at Edinburgh Fringe. Other directing includes The Last One (Arcola Theatre), Passing (Park Theatre), Duck (Arcola Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre), Scarlet Sunday (Omnibus Theatre), Snail (Vault Festival), Humane (Pleasance Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Grove DIY Skatepark), Gaslight (Playground Theatre), Baby, What Blessings (Theatre503, Bunker Theatre), Walk Swiftly & With Purpose (Theatre503, North Wall Arts Centre) and Happy Yet? (International Theatre, Frankfurt). Associate/Assistant direction includes Private Lives (West End), Relatively Speaking (Theatre Royal Bath UK Tour), The Dance of Death (Theatre Royal Bath UK Tour), Troilus and Cressida (Redgrave Theatre), The Straw Chair (Finborough Theatre) and Love All (Jermyn Street Theatre).

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