Joanna Scotcher received the Whatsonstage ‘Best Set Designer’ Award for her site specific design of The Railway Children, which went on to win the Olivier award for Best Entertainment in 2011.
Joanna completed her design training with the Royal Shakespeare Company. From this classical initiation in stage design, her design projects have taken her from sets for fashion, performances on lakes, journeys through tunnels, games in royal palaces and live television broadcasts. As well as the theatrical stage, her work specialises in the world of immersive performance and site responsive design, inhabiting spaces from the intimate to the epic.
Her design work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum’s ‘From Gaga to Gormley’ exhibition and installations commissioned by places such as Kensington Palace and Covent Garden. Joanna recently designed the ‘CAPTURING THE FLAME’ CEREMONY for the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Current work includes CUTTIN’ IT, by Charlene James, directed by Gbolahan Oblesana at the Young Vic & The Royal Court Theatre. As well as BOYS WILL BE BOYS by Melissa Bubnic, directed by Amy Hodge for Headlong & The Bust Theatre.
Recent work includes ANNA KARENINA and THE ROLLING STONE, directed by Ellen McDougall for Royal Exchange, Manchester and West Yorkshire Playhouse, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN at King’s Cross Station, PESTS by Vivienne Franzmann, directed by Lucy Morrison for Clean Break at The Royal Court, ANTIGONE by Roy Williams for Pilot Theatre, A HARLEM DREAM by Ivan Blackstock for Young Vic & Dance Umbrella, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED by Kate Tempest, directed by James Grieve & Stef O’Driscoll for Paines Plough.
Other credits include BILLY THE GIRL (SohoTheatre/Clean Break); SILLY KINGS (National Theatre Wales) ABOVE & BEYOND (Look Left Look Right); MARVELOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE (Les Enfants Terribles); HOUSE OF CARDS (Kensington Palace/Coney); PLATFORM (Old Vic Tunnels) ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR (Tangled Feet/Greenwich International Festival and National Theatre); YOUNG PRETENDER (Nabakov Theatre) COUNTED (Roundhouse/Look Left Look Right/West Yorkshire Playhouse); INCHES APART (Old Vic New Voices) THE CARAVAN (Look Left Look Right/Royal Court). Television includes : House Party for Channel 4 Arts
Joanna is Associate Designer for the multi-award winning theatre company LookLeftLookRight
Represented by Kirsten Wright at AHA Talent Ltd
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