Katherine Blankstein (née Coles)

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Presenter Guide
Event
Ovation AwardsLA STAGE Alliance
Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Cyrano
Tom Morris
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
2019ASM Book Cover
Theatre
Romeo and Juliet / Richard III
Juliet Forster / Lucy Pitman-Wallace
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
Blenheim Palace
2019Stage Manager
Event
RTS West of England AwardsBristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Our Country's Good
Anna Girvan
Tobacco Factory Theatres
Factory Theatre
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mike Tweddle
Tobacco Factory Theatres
Factory Theatre
2019SM on Book (cover)
Theatre
Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon
Hannah Mulder
Wrong Crowd Productions
The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth
2019Rehearsal Stage Manager
Theatre
Touching the Void
Tom Morris
Bristol Old Vic
Scotland Tour
2018 - 2019Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
A Christmas Carol
Lee Lyford
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
2018Assistant Stage Manager (Tech and Previews)
Theatre
Touching the Void
Tom Morris
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
2018Deputy Stage Manager
Theatre
The Elephant Man
Lee Lyford
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School / Bristol Old Vic / Diverse City
Bristol Old Vic
2018Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Future Voices
Rob Drummer
Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse, The Little
2018Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Remote / There is a War
David Workman
Young Company
Southwark Playhouse, The Little
2018Stage Management Work Placement
Theatre
Frankenstein
Matthew Xia
Royal Exchange Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre Main House, Manchester
2016 - 2018Casual Technician
Theatre
Comedy BoxTobacco Factory Theatres
Tobacco Factory Theatres
2017Followspot Operator
Theatre
The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version)
Peter Leslie Wilde
BOV Theatre School
Redgrave Theatre
2017Stage Management Work Experience
Theatre
La Bohème / Eugene Onegin / House of the Dead / Die FledermausWelsh National Opera
UK Tour
2017Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found
Jenny Stephens
BOV Theatre School
The Station
2017Stage Management Work Placement
Theatre
The Caretaker
Christopher Haydon
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
2017Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Julius Caesar
Simon Dormandy
BOV Theatre School
Bristol Old Vic
2017DSM Shadowing
Theatre
Tartuffe
Andrew Hilton
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
Tobacco Factory Theatre
2017Stage Management Work Experience
Theatre
La Cage Aux Folles
Adam Havoc (Company Manager)
Bill Kenwright Ltd
UK Tour
2017Deputy Stage Manager
Theatre
I am The Wind
Charlotte Marigot
BOV Theatre School
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
2017Scenery Fit-Up Crew
Theatre
Our Town
Paul Clarkson
BOV Theatre School
Circomedia
2017LX Fit-Up Crew
Theatre
Our Country's Good
Gemma Fairlie
BOV Theatre School
The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
2016LX and Sound Designer
Theatre
Sweetening
Simon Jones
University of Bristol
Wickham Theatre
2014 - 2016Exhibitions Assistant
Exhibition
Multiple ExhibitionsArnolfini
2016Technical Intern
Theatre
Rehearsal Research and Development
Elizabeth LeCompte
The Wooster Group
2015Sound Designer
Theatre
Love and Information
Charlie Smalley
Studiospace
Wickham Theatre
2014Sound Designer / Op
Theatre
Titus Andronicus
Grace Courtney
Studiospace
White Theatre
2012Stage Crew / Front of House / Box Office
Ticketing / Front of house
Greenside Venues
Greenside Royal Terrace
2011Assistant Stage Manager Work Placement
Theatre
Into the Woods
Martin Berry
New Street Theatre Company
Lakeside Arts Centre, Djanogly Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2018Professional Stage ManagementBristol Old Vic Theatre School
    2016Drama: Theatre, FIlm and TelevisionUniversity of Bristol
    2015Technical Theatre Summer CourseNational Youth Theatre
    201311 GCSEs – A*-B incl. English and Maths / A Levels – A*AB – Drama, Psychology, ChemistryLoughborough High School

    Industry Awards

    SMA Student Achievement Award Nominee 2018

    Referees

    Available on request

    Additional Skills

    Computer literate (Mac and PC)

    Strong written and verbal communication

    Score reading

    Proficient in hand sewing & sewing machines

    Proficient in QLab

    Prop making

    Basic carpentry skills

    Rigging

    Prop buying

    Clean driving license

    Puppet maintenance

    About me

    Theatre has been my chief passion in life since a young age. In 2016 I was proud to receive my BA (Hons) in Drama from the University of Bristol, a highlight of which was working with experimental theatre company The Wooster Group in New York City. I have always been a conscientious and creative person so specialising in stage management swiftly became a natural fit for my personality. After graduating from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2018 my significant experience as a professional ASM in the UK has given me the opportunity to hone my skills whilst maintaining the exceptional standard of health and safety required at professional venues. I have recently moved to the US to live with my husband and am looking to continue my career in stage management. As an adaptable, conscientious and efficient asset to any team, I am always fiercely determined to maintain the artistic integrity of whatever project I am involved with.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Languages Spoken
    • British Sign (BSL)
    • English
    Work Permits
    • EU
    • USA
    Industry Training
    • Fire Warden
    • First Aid (Any)
    • IOSH Working Safely Certificate
    • Tallescope Training
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    Professional Memberships
    • SMA (Stage Managers Association)
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • New Writing
    • Shakespeare
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity (UK)
    • SMA (UK)
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    DBS checked
    • No
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre