Kaitlin Howard

Kaitlin is an award winning actress, a director and one of only three women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors. With over 15 year’s professional experience in the industry, she is resident Stage Combat Instructor for Manchester School of Theatre at MMU, an APC Examiner and has placements running APC short courses and workshops all over the UK for theatre companies, schools and youth theatres.

As an actress, Kaitlin has performed in some of the most wonderful theatres across the country and has worked on several amazing projects. Most notably her performance as “The Winners” in the 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: 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 School of Theatre, ALRA, Mountview, Oxford School of Speech and Drama, APC Wales Summer Course, APC NW Summer Course, APC SW Summer Course, Raynes Park Foundation Course, Oldham Coliseum Outreach Masterclasses, True Edge Stage Combat TIE Workshops, 2B Theatre Workshops, Scene Productions TIE Workshops, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition Centre Workshops, 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, 53two/MAPlatform Stage Combat Courses.

As a Fight Director, Kaitlin has provided choreography for Theatre, Film and Television to much critical note and praise. Productions include:

Fight Direction Theatre: Life Is A Dream (The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); The Effect, Aladdin, Put Down Your Aprons, Jack and The Beanstalk 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 (Storyhouse Theatre, Chester); The Thunder Girls (The Lowry, Manchester); Beryl (The Octagon, Bolton); The Guards at The Taj (Theatre By The Lake, Keswick); The Trial (The New Diorama Theatre, London); Robin Hood (Cast, Doncaster); The Pride, Orphans, A Kidnapping, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hushabye Mountain (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester); Some Voices, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet (The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool); The Little Mermaid (The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool); Alice in Wonderland, Posh, Katzenmusik, Treasure Island, Scuttlers, Decades and Game (Wigan Pier); The Snow Queen (The 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 (The Theatre Royal, Lincoln); Wallop! Mrs Cox (Birmingham Hippodrome); Killer Joe (The 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 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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