CV

Natalie Ann Hillman

CV/Credits

Current

Society Contact: president.umds@gmail.com

Recent

monster/monstrum, devised by Thomas Valerio and Natalie Hillman.

Awarded the Judges Award for Originality and Innovation and Best Music in the MIFTA’s (Manchester In Fringe Theatre Awards)

‘monster/monstrum is a live art performance about humanity and ferality, beauty and destruction.’ See this post for more info.

The University of Manchester Drama Society 2019-2020

Directing (and movement)

monster/monstrum, devised by Thomas Valerio and Natalie Hillman.

Awarded the Judges Award for Originality and Innovation and Best Music in the MIFTA’s (Manchester In Fringe Theatre Awards)

‘monster/monstrum is a live art performance about humanity and ferality, beauty and destruction.’ See this post for more info.

‘The Sky and Other Heights is a contemporary movement piece exploring ideas surrounding mental health, isolation and identity.’

This was a short dance piece (approx 20mins) performed at Antwerp Mansion 11-13th May as part of the UOM Drama Society Shorts. 

Directed/Devised by: Natalie Hillman. AD: Sofia Armella. Producer: Mary Sharples. 

Lighting/Sound Design: Natalie Hillman

Captain Rex Cunningham-Carr, a naval captain living in the shadow of his great Father, embarks on a 20-hour journey from Plymouth to Santander. Dipping into the absurd and terrifying darkness of humankind, this jet-black comedy takes you on an adventure, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

Performed at 3MT Manchester as part of UMDS Mifta Season

Directed by: Tom Thacker. AD: Natalie Hillman. Producer: Katie Rooney.

Following the newspaper industry in the mid-80s, Pravda uncovers the relationships between press and politicians, the manipulation of truth and the individualistic nature of the industry. With a strong ensemble cast you can expect a high energy, exciting physical take on this Fleet Street Satire.

Presented by UMDS at SU Council Chambers 22-24th Nov. 

Production photos available here

 

A new piece of theatre sharing stories of Sheffield. Halfway Between is an intimate exploration into people and the places they inhabit. 

Performed at Theatre Deli Sheffield Fri 6th July Directed by Natalie Hillman / Performed by Joe Facer / Written by: Natalie Hillman, Tom Jordan, Mitchell Vernals and Joe Facer / Music by: Harry Gold For more information: click here

Dramaturgy/Producing

Producer/Company Manager for SamDoesTheatre Can’t Stop Can’t Stop to Edinburgh Fringe 2018 (And Dramaturg for the show pre-fringe)

This piece was part of NSDF 2018 and brings awareness to the stigma surrounding mental illness, in particular OCD. During it’s Edinburgh run the show received a five 4 star reviews (plus a 4+1/2 star review). It was also shortlisted for 2 awards (Total Theatre Emerging Artist Award and the Mental Health Fringe Award).

SamDoesTheatre Website

Placement at Theatre Deli Sheffield during my Gap Year. 

Here I worked in the Theatre Deli Sheffield office 2 days a week and gained an insight into running a venue and its events, producing and programming, marketing and audience development.

As Marketing Coordinator, I took on roles such as sending out the press release and strategic invites, arranged interviews and built a website. Alongside this, I aimed to create an engaging marketing strategy across our social medias and website which could be fun, promote the project in a way that encouraged wildness and confidence and provide insight into ‘behind the scenes’. Through this I feel I was able to effectively engage our audience with the artists work, the message of being wild and sell tickets. (IWD performance sold out and overall over the two nights we sold over 200 tickets). Wild Woman Website Twitter/Facebook

Other Projects/Experience

Interned on Dangerous or Otherwise a site-specific installation at Southwell Workhouse- Sept 2017

Assisted director Malaika Cunningham during On the Outskirts rehearsals. Feb 2018

Took part in workshops/story gathering for ‘Everyday Myths’ – June 2018

Volunteer for Future Fantastic Festival and Acting/Facilitating role (The Bureaucrat) in performances on The Peoples Palace of Possibility – July 2019

FOH Volunteer for Sheffield’s Migration Matters Festival in both 2018 and 2019.

Roundabout Festival Team for Paines Plough at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Worked both in the street team and the front of house team.

Read my blog post about NSDF here.

Observed directors in rehearsals with Paperfinch for Snow Queen at Theatre Clywd Nov/Dec 2017 and with Guild of Misrule for Neverland at Theatre Deli Sheffield Nov/Dec 2017.

Performed at Theatre Deli Sheffield October 2017

Click here for more info: https://indigomonkey.co.uk/natalie/2017/10/who-are-yer-cardboard-citizens-age-better-sheffield/

Choreographer on ‘Oliver’ March 2017 – I used this opportunity to experiment with choreographing both large cast numbers and smaller dance numbers and enjoyed exploring how I could utilise the space and set e.g. using shadow screens and levels etc. Throughout Sixth Form assisted in the Performing Arts department in Y11 and KS3 lessons, KS3 Drama Clubs and dance clubs.