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Brief Biography

Professor Pamela Howard OBE  has worked as a Stage Designer in the UK, Europe and USA since 1960, and has realised over 250 productions. She has worked at all the major national and regional theatres, including the creation of several large scale site-specific works in Glasgow with the late John McGrath. Creator with Edwin Erminy of Opera Transatlantica (Venezuela/London) - dedicated to contemporary music theatre stories that explored cultural diversity.


Since 2000 she has been developing her work as Director/Scenographer specializing in contemporary opera and music theatre, with a particular interest in site specific and sustainable theatre.


Pamela holds the International Chair in Drama: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, is an Emeritus Professor: University of the Arts, London and a Visiting Professor Arts University Bournemouth UK.


In 2008 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire for Services to Drama


Pamela is currently completing Charlotte a Tri-Coloured Play with Music with Alon Nashman ( Librettist/Performer ) and Ales Brezina (Composer) for  production in Canada and International Touring in 2017


September 2016  ‘Tonight at the Museum - Charlie Chaplin!’  (director/Scenographer) Original creation  performed at the Cinema Museum  London ( former Workhouse ) with writer Gillian Plowman and choreographer Chris Butler.


March 2016  Drawing Theatre’ exhibition of 6 works with music in the Crab Drawing Studio Arts University Bournemouth. Publication of Drawing Theatre book (Text/Edit pub.)


January 2016 Staging of ‘Last Train to Tomorrow’ (composer/Conductor Carl Davis ),  Chichester Cathedral. Holocaust Memorial Day 2016


March 2015 Carmen (Bizet) new production for National Opera Ljubljana, Slovenia. Director/scenographer.


2014/15 Charlotte’ a new music/theatre original creation with Alon Nashman (Libretto/performer) and Ales Brezina (Composer) for Canadian Stage Company, Toronto.


August 2014 The End of the Journey an installation with performance for WW1 commemoration Selsey, West Sussex, UK.


2013 The New Jerusalem Original site specific music/theatre piece with music composed by Rod Paton, staged at the Pavilion Tea Rooms, Stansted Park, Hampshire UK.


2011/12 ‘The Rise and Fall of Dr Pustrpalk the Charlatan Doctor’ — Three excerpts from opera 'Śarlatán’ (Pavel Haas) English libretto by Pavel Drabek. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


2011 La Fabrika Contemporary Arts Centre Prague CZ. Installation/Performance The Marriage(Bohuslav Martinů) Opera sung in English from National Theatre Janáček Opera BRNO CZ (original creation 2008/9 for Martinů Revisited Festival) with adjacent Gallery exhibition.


2009/10/11 Project Designer The Great Game (Tricycle Theatre London/USA Tour) Director Nicholas Kent.


2010 Director/Scenographer The Excursion of Mr Brouček to the Moon (Leos Janáček) World Premiere of 1st version of the opera. National Theatre Janáček Opera, BRNO CZ for Janáček International Festival 2010.


2005 Director/Scenographer Greek premiereThe Greek PassionOpera (Bohuslav Martinů/Nikos Kazantzakis) Staged in the Byzantine Citadel/former town’s prison Thessaloniki, Greece for Opera of Thessaloniki.


Author of What is Scenography 2nd edition (Routledge UK/USA).


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