Kaitlin Howard

Kaitlin is an award winning Actress, Director, Stage Combat Instructor and Examiner with The APC and one of only three women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors.

With over 20 years experience in the industry, she is currently resident Stage Combat Teacher for the School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition to this she has had the pleasure of teaching and assisting on many courses and at some of the UK's top drama schools as well as running workshops and courses of her own for actor training bodies, theatre companies, schools and junior stage schools.


 As an actress, Kaitlin has performed in some of the most wonderful theatres and spaces across the country and has worked on some amazing projects. Most notably her performance as Ivy Winner in her one woman show The Alphabet Girl gained her two prestigious awards for Best Fringe Performance in the 2014 Manchester Theatre Awards and for Best Actress for the 2015 National Studio Theatre Awards.

She is also a director who has worked on fantastic theatre and film projects including: Unaligned (Tip Tray Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); The Sweet Science of Bruising (Manchester School of Theatre); Banishéd and Murder in Mine Eye (Her Productions). In 2020 she produced and directed a Zoom Film of Much Ado About Nothing with her company MoxieOnFire.

Stage Combat Teaching Placements (past and present): Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University, LIPA Sixth Form, ALRA North, Royal Welsh College, ALRA, Mountview, Oxford School of Speech and Drama, York College, MetFilm School, The APC Wales Summer Course, The APC NW Summer Course, The APC SW Summer Course, Raynes Park Foundation Course, Oldham Coliseum Outreach Masterclasses, MAPlatform, Merseyside Academy of Drama, True Edge Stage Combat Company TIE Workshops, 2B Theatre King Lear Workshop, Scene Productions TIE Workshops, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition Centre Workshops, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Actor's Centre North, Neue Flora Theatre Hamburg, The Actor's Guild of Great Britain, Act Up North, The Actor’s Lab, V-PAC Harrogate, Hope Studios Manchester.

As an Equity Registered Fight Director, Kaitlin has provided highly professional choreography for Theatre, Film and Television to much critical note and praise.

Fight Direction Theatre: Macbeth (RSC); Life Is A Dream, The Scent of Roses, Macbeth An Undoing (Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); The Effect, Aladdin, Jack and The Beanstalk, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood and A Skull in Connemara (Oldham Coliseum); Our Country’s Good and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Tobacco Factory, Bristol); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo & Juliet, The Great Gatsby, The Snow Queen, Faustus (Storyhouse Theatre, Chester); The Thunder Girls (The Lowry, Manchester); Beryl, Jeeves & Worcester (The Octagon, Bolton); The Comedy of Errors More or Less (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Guards at The Taj (Theatre By The Lake, Keswick); Robin Hood, The Jungle Book, and Around the World in 80 Days (The Dukes, Lancaster); The Trial (The New Diorama Theatre, London); Robin Hood (Cast, Doncaster); The Pride, Orphans, A Kidnapping, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hushabye Mountain (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester); Some Voices, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet (The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool); The Little Mermaid, Cherry Jezebel (The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool); Alice in Wonderland, Posh, Katzenmusik, Treasure Island, Scuttlers, Decades and Game (Wigan Pier); The Snow Queen (Albany Theatre, Coventry); The Illusion, The Art of Success, Welcome To Thebes, Twelfth Night and Picnic (HOME, Manchester); Drych (Frân Wen/Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth (Nottingham Arts Theatre/RSC Open Stages); The Comedy of Errors (Greenwich Playhouse); Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Lincoln); Wallop! Mrs Cox (Birmingham Hippodrome); Killer Joe (Pleasance Theatre, London); Snakebite (Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield).

Fight Direction Film and Television: So Awkward Series 3 and 4 (CBBC/Channel X North); Crimewatch (BBC); The Lazarus Path (Seed Productions); A Day in The Life (Brew Up Productions); The Cabin (Salford University); Ceaseless (Thiiird Films); The Coldest Queen (Issimo Music/CLB Films); Travel Deep (Manchester Film School); Hard (SHAM Films); Infected (Negative Space Productions). 

For more details of Kaitlin’s CVs and for contact details please visit www.kaitlin-howard.co.uk


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