Kieren Wadforth


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2020various roles
college productionNewcastle College
  • Education

    2020Stage managment and technical theatreNewcastle College

    About me

    Theatre holds a special place in my heart. When I was very young, I wanted to be an actor. My interest in stage management grew as I saw my first two professional Broadway shows Matilda and Wicked from that point on, I was fascinated by the behind the scenes work of what it takes to create professional looking show. This is what inspired me to pursue a career in backstage theatre and to join the Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at Newcastle College.

    Additional Information

    I have great knowledge and experience in using ETC’s Ion digital lighting control desk to program and operate various shows. Following from this I also

    I have experience in using ETC’s nomad software to program and light external shows as part of live Across Newcastle. In terms of sound and AV I have great experience using the program Qlab to run both although this program is only available on MacOS which I currently do not own. I have a working knowledge of and experience in using analogue and digital sound desks such as the Digico SD9.

    throughout my time on the course i have taken part in the backstage workings of many performances varying my role within each. These roles include:

    Production manager

    Deputy stage manager

    Assistant stage manager

    Sound designer and operator

    Lighting designer and operator

    AV designer and operator


    Throughout my time on the course I took part in several work placements within a professional theatre enviroment. one placement that was very rewarding for me was working alowng side the stage managment on the show Cabaret at the Sunderland Empire Theatre. this allowed me to experiance not only what it is like like to work in a professional theatre enviroment but also what it like to work ona cue heavy show. Followin from this I also have experiance working on corperate events.


    Mr N Rogerson✉- **contact removed**

    Mrs C McEvoy ✉- **contact removed**

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • less than a year
    DBS checked
    • No
    Experienced in
    • Music
    Own a car?
    • No