Who We Are
“IT’S VERY ENCOURAGING TO SEE YOUNG ACTORS FOUNDING THEIR OWN COMPANY AND CREATING SOME TRULY ORIGINAL, FINE QUALITY WORK” – Susan Elkin, The Stage
Filskit Theatre was founded in 2009 by Katy Costigan, Victoria Dyson and Sarah Shephard. We were brought together over a shared interest in combing physical performance with multimedia technology to create magical, thought provoking theatre for young audiences.
At the heart of our work is our interest in technology and how it can be used as a device to immerse young audiences in the world of a story. We work with projectors big and small to create a rich visual language that is engaging and accessible. We feel passionately about the importance of giving each child the opportunity to experience high quality creative activity whether it be in a theatre, school or community setting.
We place our young audiences at the centre of our devising process and strive to explore themes and issues that are relevant to them. As a touring company we have taken our unique blend of theatre to children and their families in arts venues, schools and festivals across London, the South East and beyond.
Meet the Filskit Ladies
Katy has now been performing, devising and facilitating work specifically for young audiences for over 5 years. Originally from Gloucestershire Katy trained and met her fellow Filskits at Rose Bruford College and on placement in Barcelona. Always an advocate for the sublime and silly, Katy also performs full face mask alongside her work with Filskit.
Sarah trained in European Theatre Arts at Rose Buford College and is one of the founding members of Filskit Theatre. During a three month placement at Institute Del Teatro in Barcelona, Sarah discovered her passion for combining performance and multimedia to create playful, visual theatre. When she is not busy playing a Polar Bear, Sarah facilitates drama workshops and education projects for young people with Learning Disabilities.
As one of the three founding members of Filskit, Victoria enjoys performing, directing and facilitating workshops and education projects with the company. As a keen singer she can often to be heard singing songs from the musicals (especially Les Misérables). Originally from Norfolk, Victoria moved to Cyprus, where she lived for 15 years, before returning to the UK to study European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College. She can currently be seen playing an excitable Husky in Breaking The Ice.