Caroline Norris is a lighting, set and costume designer, for theatre and film. Graduated with a B.A. in Drama & Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin. As part of this final year students performed ‘Drama Debuts’. These are shows designed to showcase the talents of the final year students. Caroline worked as a designer and production manager for these ‘Drama Debut’ shows from 2009 to 2012.
While in university Caroline worked extensively in DU Players and was the DU Players Technical manager from 2009 to 2010. Caroline worked as a designer for the Irish Student Drama Awards (ISDA) representing the plays from DU Players from 2008 to 2011. Designed ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ for the Trinity Arts Festival 2010. Worked as the technical manager for the inaugural Dublin Shakespeare Festival (DSF) 2009 and worked in a technical capacity on the DSF from 2010 to 2012. Designed shows for Dublin Fringe Festival since 2008 for various companies including Gavin Logue Productions. Worked as an Asst. Designer for the Dublin Theatre Festival from 2010 to 2012 working with companies such as ‘SilverStars’ devised by Sean Millar in collaboration with a group of non professional actors,, and ‘Anatomy of a Seagull’ by Loose Cannon Theatre Company. Has worked as a designer for the following festivals; 10 Days In Dublin Festival, The Dublin Music & Poetry Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Arts Festival, Sligo Arts Festival, and as a designer for the following companies; Fire & Ice Theatre, Parnassus Theatre Company, Anu Productions, and The REAL Theatre Company.
Caroline worked as the costume designer and art director on the award winning short film, ‘He Moved Through the Fair’ a co-production between Trench Entertainment and Kerbute Productions. Since 2010, Caroline has been the production designer for Trench Entertainment responsible for all film and theatre projects.
Starting in 2010, Caroline has worked with the Transition Year students of John Scottus School, teaching and designing their Annual Shakespeare plays. In addition, Caroline has taught technical theatre and design from 2010 to 2012 to the Sligo Drama Youth Circle. She has also worked as a outreach facilitator to primary school and intellectually disabled children as part of the Dublin Shakespeare Festival.
Recently working as the principal designer for Floating World Productions; in the past twelve months Caroline has designed picturing the SOUL, oh look, hummingbirds, and several dance pieces, and designing the critically acclaimed After Sarah Miles.