Nicola Jane Fitchett
Freelance designer/supervisor and Theatre Design lecturer
Having worked for over 20 years as both a designer and a Costume Supervisor, I have always been aware that the majority of the people I worked with looked exactly like me (white, middle class). Now that I am more involved with teaching Theatre Design, and theatre crafts at art college, I can see that we need to do so much more to raise awareness about the offstage roles in the Theatre, at school, FE and HE level, or this lack of many diverse voices in the profession will only get worse. It is my commitment as an educator in the subject that I love, to look at how we engage, train and support young people so that they can find their place within this industry.