CV

Jeni Roddy
Blackstone Cottage, Blackstone, Duncormick, Co. Wexford.jeniroddy@gmail.com

Qualifications
BA 1st Class Hons Costume for the Perfoming Arts (2005-2008)
Awarding Body: London College of Fashion
Distinction, Fetac Certificate, Fashion (2004-2005)
Awarding Body: Bray Institute of Education
BA Hons Philosophy and English (1997-2000)
Awarding Body: University College Dublin
Theatre

Seamstress, The Return of Ulysses, (Kilkenny Arts Festival, ‘18)

Costume Supervisor, Dinner at Eight (Wexford Festival Opera, ’18)

Seamstress, Giselle (Ballet Ireland, ’17)

Head of Costume, Wexford Festival Opera (’13, ’14, ’15, ’16) Costume Supervisor, Herculanum (WFO ’16), Costume Supervisor, Koanga (WFO ’15) Costume Supervisor, Silent Night (WFO ’14, Winner Irish Times Theatre Awards, Best Opera Production) Costume Supervisor, Cristina (WFO, ’13, Winner Irish Times Theatre Awards, Best Opera Production)
Head of Costume, Cinderella and Aladdin (RCK Productions, UCH Limerick, ‘12, ’13)
Seamstress, Wexford Festival Opera (’09, ’10, ’11, ’12)
Costume Assistant, Hansel & Gretal (NI Opera, ’12)
Costume Assistant, Gift Grub (Mario Rosenstock, Irish Tour, ’11,’12, ’14, ’15, ’16)
Costume Designer, Oh Look, Hummingbirds (Blue Patch Productions, ’12)
Costume Designer, Record (Dylan Tighe, Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Theatre Fest.’12)
Costume Designer, Below The Tide (Lisa McLoughlin, Site Specific, ’12)
Seamstress, A Woman of No Importance (Gate Theatre, ’12)
Costume Assistant, Man of Valour (Corn Exchange, Dublin Theatre Fest. ’11)
Costume Designer, Drinking from the Well ( Deirdre Murphy, Back Loft, ’11)
Costume Designer, Four Told (Lisa McLoughlin, Project Arts Centre, ’11)
Costume Assistant, Happy Days ( Corn Exchange Theatre, Project Arts Centre, ’10)
Theatre Designer, Love + Fury (David Heap, Bewleys Cafe, ’10)
Theatre Designer, The Listowel Syndrome (Emma Martin,Project Arts Centre,’10)
Costume Designer, The Trailer of Bridget Dinnegan (ITM, Projects Arts, Axis Theatre, ’10, ’11)
Costume Designer, Secondary Sources (Rex Levitates, Dublin Dance Festival, ’10)
Costume Designer, No Worst There is None (Stomach Box, Dublin Theatre Festival, ’09)
(Winner Irish Times Theatre Awards 2010, Best Production)
Wardrobe Mistress, Hampstead Theatre ’08,’09
Costume Designer, A Soldier with No Name (Winged Cranes, Blue Elephant Theatre, ’08)
Wardrobe Mistress, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Propellor, UK Tour, ’08)
Costume Designer, Still Life at the Penguin Cafe (LCF, ’08)
Costume Supervisor, Off the Wall (Stan Won’t Dance, Queen Elizabeth Hall, ’07)
Costume Designer, Ashes (Dancing Shadows Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe, ’07)
Costume Assistant, Dulce et Decorum Est (Sweetshop Revolution, The Place ’07)
Costume Designer, Macbeth (Dancing Shadows Theatre Company, Pleasance Theatre, ’07)
Costume Designer, Far Away (Bedrock Theatre Company, Project Arts Centre, ’04)
Costume Designer, Anima and Animus (Mairead Vaughan, Project Arts Centre, ’03)
Costume Designer, Tender Hooks of Honesty (Lisa McLoughlin, Project Arts Centre, ’03)
Film
Costume Designer, The Fireman and the Nurse, Yucca Productions (Winner Best Short Film at the 7th Underground Film Festival) The Fireman and the Nurse

Production Designer, Today’s Yesterday, (Jade Travers, ’15) Today’s Yesterday

Production Designer, Evelyn Tables (3Angle Productions, ’09)
Production Designer, Lebenszyklus (3Angle Productions, ’08)
Production Designer, This Child (Max Key Productions, ’08)
Art

Co-Lead Artist,Weatherproof Me (Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture/Ciotóg

Co-Animator, Baaas (Soul Project, Back Loft, ’12)
Co-Curator, Teas Learnach (Site Specific Performances, Inis Oirr, ’11)
Artist in Residence, Streachlanach (Site Specific Installation, Aras Eanna, ’10)
Live Installation, Mending Wall (Louise Ni hEidin, Aras Eanna, ’10)
Performance Art Collaborator, Singer (Fergus Byrne, The Joinery, ’10)
Performance Art Collaborator, 1913 Lockout Forum (Michelle Browne, The Peacock, ’10)
Site Specific Interventions, Mind the Gap (Michelle Browne, Dublin Fringe Festival, ’09)
Performance Art, Dog Skipping Pegasus (Fergus Byrne, Project Brand New ’09)
Performance Art, 1+1+1+1=1 (Project Brand New, ’09)
Education/Community Development

Currently facilitating a series of art workshops for 4-6 year olds as part of the Little Artists Club, Wexford Arts Centre, ‘18.

Art Facilitator, Roola Boola Children’s Festival 2018,Linenhall Arts Centre, ’18.

Designed and facilitated workshops for the Linenhall Arts Centres Education programme May ‘17-Aug. ‘18.

Designed and facilitated Costume Design Workshops for children for the Roola Boola Festival, Castlebar, ’17.

Assistant Facilitator to Maeve Clancy, Cut Paper Animation Series with Teen Syrian Refugees, August, Sept. ‘17

Delivering a series of workshops on drafting and constructing basic theatre Costumes for Parke Musical Society, June 2017

Lecture ‘Costume for Opera’, presented to the Friends of the National Concert Hall, Summer 2016.

Festival Curator, Seo é Inis Oírr 2013, Seo é Inis Oírr
English Teacher, 1st-4th Year (Colaiste Iosagain, ’02,’03)
Sewing Teacher, Women’s Group (Hatch St. Asylum Seekers, ’10)
Skills
Creative: Good all round skills in research and design, womens-wear and tailoring, dyeing, printing, breaking down and millinery, painting and drawing.
Technical: Developed pattern cutting skills.
Administrative: Good all round computer skills, word, excel. Competent accountancy skills.
Personal: I am adaptable and creative and am at my best working in a team. I am passionate about the Arts and am a very good communicator.
Achievements
Sept. 2006 – Hats from Bedrock Theatre show selected for a celebration of theatre design in Ireland EXTR.acts Irish Theatre Design 2002-2006.
Dec. 2006 – Hats from above show chosen as part of a selection to represent Ireland in Scenofest Prague 2007. References available on request

One thought on “CV

  1. Hello Jenni! My name is Joe Sheehan. I am a stone carver and artist from New Zealand. I hope you don’t mind me contacting you out of the blue like this. I have been obsessing about the Aran islands for a while now and I saw that you were there for an Artist residency a while back.

    As an artist who works predominantly in stone the geology and geography of the Aran Islands just blows me away and has completely captured my imagination. I would love to know how one makes an application to the residency programme. Any information around this that you might be able to provide would be fantastic.

    Many thanks.

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