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Catherine Kodicek

Catherine Kodicek

Biography


Catherine Kodicek is a freelance head of costume, designer and supervisor. She is founder and co-chair of CiTEA (Costume in Theatre, Entertainment and Arts) and deputy chair of the Theatrical Guild.

Recent Articles

For theatremakers, a year is a long time not to do the thing you love

For theatremakers, a year is a long time not to do the thing you love

With many theatre workers taking up other jobs in the pandemic, it’s easy to lose our theatre identities, says costume designer Catherine Kodicek, but now is the perfect opportunity for each of us to remember our former selves
All theatre departments need support to ensure they are truly Covid-safe

All theatre departments need support to ensure they are truly Covid-safe

Costume workers deserve the same protections as everyone else in theatre, says Catherine Kodicek – and the key to safe working is pragmatic prior planning
More than just face masks: Covid-safe working means putting people first

More than just face masks: Covid-safe working means putting people first

Costume designer Catherine Kodicek says even when the pay is good and the long hours are managed, the stresses and strains of Covid can take their toll on backstage staff on theatre’s front line
Improved working conditions would be something to celebrate, not Brexit

Improved working conditions would be something to celebrate, not Brexit

If the government wants to recapture the optimism of the 2012 Olympics, says Catherine Kodicek, £120 million towards fairer working structures might be a better gesture than a misguided ’Festival of Brexit’
Covid-safe working could be good news for costume professionals

Covid-safe working could be good news for costume professionals

The time frames may be different, and more forward planning is required, but Covid-safe working is good news for costume professionals, says Catherine Kodicek
Arts workers are finally talking to each other, and it feels like a revolution

Arts workers are finally talking to each other, and it feels like a revolution

Theatre’s recovery depends on the ingenuity of its workforce, says costume designer Catherine Kodicek – it is we who have all the tools needed to save the arts
Let's build on this momentum to create a better arts sector

Let's build on this momentum to create a better arts sector

How can we harness our new-found activism, cooperation and passion for the arts to make theatre better? asks Catherine Kodicek
Theatre 2021: Catherine Kodicek on... backstage safety

Theatre 2021: Catherine Kodicek on... backstage safety

Freelance costume designer Catherine Kodicek says the pandemic could lead to new protocols, which are the start of a fairer and more robust industry
Imperilled arts workers need greater support from the government

Imperilled arts workers need greater support from the government

We must not allow the government to tell us it cannot afford to support the arts, nor to insist workers repay the support they have received, says costume designer Catherine Kodicek
Women are stepping up, I just wish society valued them more

Women are stepping up, I just wish society valued them more

Women are plugging the holes created by our austerity government and I applaud them for stepping up – I just wish society valued them as much
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