MY C.V.
There's a lot of detail here, which  is now only of historical  interest.
I retired from Hull University  in 2015.
As for other work, I'll be open to offers for a while yet.

Some of the entries below ( the blue ones) are also links to other pages: production photos, texts of papers, etc.

CURRICULUM VITAE

ROBERT CHEESMOND    
      
Born  February, 1947.

TRAINING

B.A. Hons. Drama,  Manchester University         1968

Diploma in Drama (Directing), Mc University      1969

Arts Council Trainee Director                    1969/70
(with 69 Theatre Co.,now Royal Exchange)


ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT


Part-time lecturer, Bolton Inst.Technology       1970/71
(Freelance work - see below)

Actor/Director, Watford Palace Theatre           1971

Lecturer, Huddersfield Polytechnic               1971-74

Lecturer    Hull University Department of Drama,       1974 - 2015
(Director of Performance from 2008).

Visiting Tutor in Stage Design,
A.R.T.T.S. INTERNATIONAL                    Feb-March 1990

H.E.F.C.E.  Subject Specialist Assessor in Drama 1996 –8

Q.A.A.H.E. Subject Specialist Assessor in Fine Art (Stage Design)
1998 - 20004




PRODUCTION WORK


1969  Director/Designer      The Well of the Saints (Synge)
Manchester University Theatre

Designer/Actor         Escurial (de Ghelderode) C.C.T.V. project.

Director                     Escurial  re-staged for theatre, M.U.T.

1969 (for 69 Theatre Co.):

Assistant Director   
The Tempest  dir. Michael Elliot

Director                     
Deirdre (Yeats)

Director                    
The Glass Menagerie (Williams)

Assistant Director   
Erb (Trevor Peacock) dir. Braham Murray

1970  Director  A Season of Irish Drama,  The Stables Theatre Club, Mc.
The End of the Beginning (O'Casey)
The Shadow of the Glen   (Synge)
Purgatory (Yeats)

Director       
A Collier's Friday Night  (Lawrence), Playhouse 2

Director/Designer    EH? (Livings),                Playhouse 2

1971  Assistant Director   Oh What a Lovely War! ! dir. Mick Jones
   (Watford Palace Theatre)
Writer/Director/Actor  
Moctezuma   T.I.E. Project, Watford Th.

1972  Designer            
Treasure Island (for Kenneth Vaughan at
Blackburn Community Theatre)

1973  Director/Designer   
Spring Awakening  (Wedekind)       
Huddersfield.



Production Work, Hull University Drama Department:


1974  Director/Designer   The Countess Cathleen (Yeats)
Gulbenkian Studio Theatre, Hull

1976  Director/Designer            
The Great God Brown (O'Neill)

1977  Director            
A Night Out  (Pinter)

1978  Director            
A View From the Bridge (Miller)

1980  Director/Designer          
  Indians!  (Kopit)  

     Designer            Minna von Barnhelm (Lessing)

1982  Director/Designer   
Gotz von Berlichingen (Goethe)

1983  Designer            Look Back in Anger  (Osborne)

1984  Director            The Castle Spectre  (Lewis)     
                    The Old Grammar School, Hull

1985  Designer         
Murder in the Cathedral (Eliot)
                      Gulbenkian Theatre & Church Tour

1986  Director        Troilus and Cressida (S/peare)
                     Gulbenkian  Theatre

      Designer        
The Importance of Being Earnest  (Wilde)  

1987  Director           
Spring Awakening  (Wedekind)

1990 Director/Designer  THE POWER OF DARKNESS

1992  Director/Designer  The Gang  (Szchokke)

1994  Director/Designer           THE BIRDS (Aristophanes)

      Adaptation/Direction/Design  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

1996   Designer        Time and the Room  (Botho Strauss)
      Donald Roy  (formerly Gulbenkian) Theatre

1997        Adaptation/Direction
Lysistrata  (Aristophanes)

1998         Director/Designer   
Reckless Saints (Amelia Morrey)

2001        Director/Designer   CAMINO REAL       (Williams)

2005      Translation/Adaptation/Direction/Design  THE SUPERMALE (Jarry)

              Adaptation/Direction  Calamity and Belle  (Bendall&Wronsky)

2008      Project Director   SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR (devised)

2011       Set Designer  The Winter's Tale



2012      Translation, design, performance in   Escurial (de Ghelderode)

2014       Designer, Three Plays by J.M.Synge,

     ( Director, Riders to the Sea)


Opera Productions, University of Hull

1981  Designer                    THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Britten)
1983  Director/Designer    
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (Stravinsky)     
1985  Director/Designer    HANS HEILING (Marschner)           
1987  Director                    
EDGAR (Puccini)                      
1989  Director/Designer    
LA GIOCONDA (Ponchielli)            
1991  Director/Designer    GWENDOLINE (Chabrier)               
1993  Director/Designer    
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET  (Delius)
2003  Director/Designer    DIDO AND AENEAS (Purcell)
















For Hull Truck Theatre Company:

Summer 1988    Set Design   A Midsummer Night's Dream        (dir. Richard Lewis)  at Spring Street Theatre
Autumn 1988    Set Design   
The Jungle Book       ( Youth Theatre production)
Summer 1989  Set and Costume Design  
Northern Lights (Harrison,    dir.Robert Sian)    Spring St. and national tour.
Set and Costume Design,
Twelfth Night (dir.John Godber)      Spring Street and national tour.
AUTUMN 1990    Adaptation and Set Design   
Treasure Island      (dir. John Godber)     Spring Street Theatre

Other:

Spring 1990    Director/Designer     Tom Jones  Scunthorpe Civic Theatre.  (for Scunthorpe Festival)
Jan –Mar 1997  Set Designer  
What Did You Say? (Hawkins)   Remould Theatre Company.  National Tour.
Nov-Dec 1998    Designer    
Cinderella at H.M.Prison Everthorpe.

For J&S Productions (Fashion Shows)
Set design         Autumn 1986 untitled
                        Autumn 1987   "Winter Warmth"
                        Autumn 1988   "Autumn Gold"
                        Spring 1989   "Spring Into Summer"
                        Autumn 1989   "Fashion Roulette"

For Peter Black (Leisure) Ltd.:

Design and installation of display settings, PETER BLACK CAR MUSEUM,
                                                           at Hornsea Pottery  Open Jan 1989.  
  


Painting and Photography

1979 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts. Posterngate Gallery,Hull.
Regional Artists' Exhibition. 2 works
1979/80  Ferens Art Gallery,Hull. Winter Exhibition. 2 works.

1980/81  Solo exhibition of pictures
(photographs and photo-paintings),
Hull, York(Theatre Royal), London (Young Vic.)
1983-7   Photographer to Hulltruck T.C. All productions.


Publications and Research:

1991
  Article: The Power of Darkness and The Power of Space      in Studies in Theatre Production vol.3

Cries to Penetrate the Screams  (Review) T.H.E.S.

1992         Video Presentation and Paper (ACTING IN MELODRAMA)
                        to International Conference on Melodrama, London University,


1993        Paper:Contemporary Popular Entertainment; an initiative  in collaborative course planning.
                                       to Standing Conference of University Drama  Departments, March 93

Article:
Bread and Circuses    in Studies in Theatre Production vol 7

1994
(June)  Paper: THE LANGUAGE OF STAGE SPACE: Anthropology in the Service of Stage Design
to   XIIth Annual Congress of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THEATRE RESEARCH, MOSCOW

1994 (Sept)  Paper  Oh No it Isn't!! Toward a functionalist (re)Definition of Pantomime
       to the Popular Theatre Conference, John Moores University, Liverpool.

And published in
Popular Theatres? (Ed. R. Merkin), Liverpool J.M.U.Press 1996

1995   Paper  MASKS AND PLACES ; An experiment in the politics of stage space
to the Scenography Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research, at the PRAGUE QUADRENNIALE, 1995.

1996 Paper   Sermons in Stones
to the International Federation for Theatre  Research. Conference in Tel Aviv
And published in   
1999                                Theatre and Holy Scripture.  (Shimon Levy, ed.) Sussex Academic Press.

1997        Paper  A Proper Pantomime; Paradox and Permission in English Popular Theatre.
to International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, Puebla, Mexico

Paper   
Two Views of a Room: Problems of Signification in Scenic   Representation
to IFTR Working Group in Scenography     Puebla, Mexico.

1998        Paper  The Empty Space - Not!!  
to Scenography Working Group,   IFTR   International Congress,  U. Kent at Canterbury

1999         Published Report  FROM THE CHERRY ORCHARD TO THE FUTURE:
An evaluation of the National Theatre Academy of Finland
(with K.Grede, K.Lonka, G.Roman)

Public Lecture  (Ferens Fine Art Lecture)  TO BEHOLD THE SWELLING  SCENE: The Emergence of ‘scenography’   in
20thcTheatre

2000                              and published in   SCENOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL (e-journal)


Exhibit: design for
Reckless Saints in Society of British Theatre Designers exhibition TIME AND SPACE, Royal College of Art,
March –April, and published in exhibition catalogue.

Paper  
Here There and Everywhere:  Past, Present and Presence  in Postmodern Theatre
at the conference THEATRICAL SPACE  IN POSTMODERN TIMES  organised by the Scenography  Working Group, IFTR and the             
Theatre Institute, Prague.
Jan 2001                      and published in       Space and the PostModern Stage ed. E Eynat-Confino   


2001             The Moebius Strip in Mock (ed) Performing Processes ( Intellect)

2003            Paper  SCENOGRAPHY AND DRAMATURGY  : staging Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
to conference DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, Loughborough University

Paper  
Where the Antic Sits  to conference CLOWNS, FOOLS AND PICAROS,
Queens University, Belfast.
  and published in
Clowns,Fools and Picaros (ed.D.Robb)

2006          Paper  The Politics of Performance : some questions arising from an adaptation of Jarry's The Supermale
to congress of International University Theatre Association, Urbino, Italy
published in
Actors in University Theatre



2008        Paper  Staging the Unstageable: the Scenography of The Supermale
to conference PERFORMING LITERATURES, University of Leeds







Honorary Positions Held

1983-1990  Chairman, Board of Directors, Hulltruck Theatre Co.

1984-1989  Drama Consultant, Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts

1986 -1990   Opera Adviser, Arts Council of Great Britain

1996 –2003   Co-Convenor, Scenography Working Group,  International Federation for Theatre Research.

1998 –ongoing   Advisorial Board, Scenography International

External Examinerships

University College of Ripon and York St. John, University of Leeds
University of Plymouth
Bretton Hall, University of Leeds
Cleveland College of Art and Design, University of Teesside
University of Lincoln
University of Central England
London Metropolitan University
2014   Director     Hyri O Mari (The Miracles of Mary)   (Martinu)
Studio Productions (Design - led)

2004  Design As Performance
2009  The Jungle Project
2010
 Full Fathom Five
2011  Ajax
2012  Seven Against Thebes
2013  The Birds
2015  Athru