Petra is drawn to the extraordinary in the ordinary: the overlooked in the known and in the void where opposites & contrast collide. She works in & value a highly collaborative environment where ideas can emerge & develop freely.
Petra is an award nominated Set//Theatre//Production//Performance & Costume Designer working internationally across theatre, film, opera & dance. She is an Alumni Artist of The Gate Theatre (London) & was the Associate LAB Designer in residence at Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) in 2015/16. Her designs have been chosen for exhibition at the international World Stage Design Exhibition & she was shortlisted for The Old Vic 12 in 2016 (London).
In 2017 she was a selected participant on The Performance Corporations SPACE programme: a collaborative artist residency (Ireland).
Most recent credits includes 'Shakespeares Hjärtslag' & 'Stranden' for Folkteatern Gävleborg (Sweden), 'La Bohème' for Skånska Operan, 'The Mental States Of Sweden' (THM/Bryggeriteatern) & 'Danslektionen' with Västerbottensteatern (Sweden) as well as the short films 'ASTRID' (in post production) & 'Min Mamma & Jag'.
Other theatre credits includes 'Borderline', 'Diary Of A Hounslow Girl' (nominated for BEST STAGE PRODUCTION at the Asian Media Awards), 'Creditors' (Young Vic Theatre, London) & 'Juicy & Delicious' (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton) as well as two Off West End Award BEST SET DESIGN nominated shows: 'Free Fall' (The Pleasance Theatre, London) & 'Occupied' (Theatre503, London).
Feature film credits include: Magpie, Way of the Monkey’s Claw, The 95th & PubMonkey (UK) as well as music videos for UK artists Cloud Boat & Mila Falls. Her short film 'Blind Man's Dream' screened as part of the Official Selection for Cannes Entr'2 Marches in 2016.
She is always looking for new challenges, explorations & adventures, so please do get in touch!
Designer - 'Juicy & Delicious' at Nuffield Theatre
May 2015 - Nov 2015
Assistant Designer - 'The Glass Menagerie' at Nuffield Theatre
May 2015 - Oct 2015
Designer - 'Creditors' at The Young Vic Theatre
May 2015 - Sep 2015
Designer - 'How To Win Against History' at Oval House Theatre
Feb 2015 - May 2015
Designer - 'Battersea Odyssey' at Theatre503; site specific
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Associate Designer - 'Moon Illusion' at Copenhagen Music Theatre
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Designer - 'Silent Planet' at Finborough Theatre
Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
Associate Designer - 'Land Of Our Fathers' at Trafalgar Studios
Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
Designer - 'Freefall' at The Pleasance Theatre
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Designer - 'Freak' at Theatre503
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Associate Designer - 'A Handful Of Stars' at Trafalgar Studios
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Designer - 'Occupied' at Theatre503
Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
Designer - 'Companion Piece' at Pleasance Theatre
Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
Designer - 'Venus/Mars' at Bush Theatre
Oct 2013 - Aug 2013
For a full Career History beyond 2013 please see my CV! - Petra Hjortsberg - Theatre & Performance Designer
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
BA(Hon)Theatre; Design for Performance - BA(Hon) - Wimbledon College of Art, University of Arts, London
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Freelance Theatre Maker, Facilitator, Illustrator, Artistic Director - Fit to Burst Theatre Company
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