bloc // April 14, 2011

Mathilde López ⁄⁄

Mathilde is a theatre director and scenographer, currently Creative Associate at National Theatre Wales. She trained at Central Saint Martins in Performance Design and was selected for the BBC Vision programme for Production Design. Design work includes ITV, BBC and Channel 4.

Mathilde founded The Knitting Company with actors from Jacques Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier Schools. Directing credits include: Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy by Witold Gombrovitzc, Hotel Europa (La Suspension du Plongeur) by Lionel Spycher and Prometheus (extracts of Aeschylus Prometheus Bound) at the Cochrane Theatre and Hoxton Hall; Cien años (series of devised episodes based on One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez) for theatre and non-theatre spaces in London and Prague. She has worked with scenographer Carl Fillion on La Celestina (by Fernando de Rojas) and 1984 (the opera by Lorin Maazel) both directed by Robert Lepage.

From 2006-8 Mathilde did Birkbeck’s MFA in Theatre Directing and assisted several productions at RADA (Mouthful of Birds by Caryl Churchill & David Lan) and Theatre Royal Stratford East (Cinderella by Trish Cook, Marilyn and Ella by Bonnie Greer). She consequently worked as literary manager and director for Theatre Royal Stratford East, where she co-organised and facilitated IFEA’s pilot year (International Festival for Emerging Artists).

She has recently devised Crosswired, a dance piece developed and presented by East London Dance and the Barbican Centre and started The Motherland Project, a performance project on image and memory.