DICK
STRAKER (Video Designer)

Dick’s background has always been as a video and projection designer and his experience and knowledge pre dates the now ubiquitous digital technology. From an initial degree in Fine Art combined with photographic and mixed media installations, and post graduate study in graphic design, Dick produced projection designs for many seminal fashion shows, commercial events and architectural projection events and formed the company ‘Mesmer’. This has functioned as a company of associate video creatives with common interests in visual and performance based activities. From film set work to visual art events Dick’s range of experience has extended over huge technological advances whilst still being grounded in traditional visual language.

Dick is involved in image production using still photography, video filming and illustration, post production editing and animation and the delivery of the content into the projection or display system. Dick’s particular interest is in designing projection that involves creating content for unusual spaces and contexts. Solving geometric optical problems and developing imagery to compliment unusual scenarios often in a collaborative production is what he most enjoys. The intention is for a strong and coherent visual aesthetic that may well be quirky, but balances the visual imperative with technical demands.

THEATRE

A Monster Calls Bristol Old Vic/ Old Vic, London Sally Cookson
Don Juan in Soho Wyndham's Theatre Patrick Marber
Hairspray UK Tour Paul Kerryson
The Owl and the Pussycat Belgrade Coventry Hamish Glen
Cymbeline Royal Shakespeare Theatre/Barbican Melly Still
Before I Leave National Theatre Wales Matthew Dunster
Only the Brave Welsh Millennium Centre/Soho Steve Marmion
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sherman Cymru Rachel O'Riordan
Love's Sacrifice Swan Theatre, RSC Matthew Dunster
The Infidel Theatre Royal, Stratford East David Baddiel/ Kerry Michael
The Saints Nuffield Theatre, Southampton Matthew Dunster
The Body of an American Gate Theatre, London James Dacre
Cafe Kafka/The Commission Royal Opera House Annabel Arden
Crowning Glory Theatre Royal, Stratford East Dawn Reid
Roots Donmar Warehouse James Macdonald
Paper Dolls Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham
And Then The Dark Wolsey, Ipswich Peter Rowe
Miss Saigon Japan Cameron Mackintosh
Antigone National Theatre Polly Findlay
The Prophet The Prophet Christopher Haydon
A Marvellous Year for Plums (co-design with Ian William Galloway) Chichester Festival Theatre Philip Franks
Going Dark Fuel Theatre/Tour/Young Vic
The King and I Leicester Curve Paul Kerryson
The Lessening of Difference South East Dance
Orpheus & Eurydice Old Vic Tunnels/NYT James Dacre
Bridget Jones (Workshop) Stephen Daldry
Fat Girl Gets a Haircut and Other Stories The Roundhouse Lucy Atkinson
Tiger Country Hampstead Theatre (twice) Nina Raine
The King and I Leicester Curve Paul Kerryson
Desire Under the Elms New Vic, Staffordshire James Dacre
Seize the Day Tricycle Theatre Kwame Kwei-Amah
Tales of Ballycumber Abbey, Dublin David Leveaux
It’s A Wonderful Life Wolsey, Ipswich Peter Rowe
The Mountaintop Trafalgar Studios James Dacre
The Guardians High Tide Theatre Festival Natalie Abrahami
Just Add Water Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Co Shobana Jeyasingh
Faultline Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Co Shobana Jeyasingh
Rushes Royal Ballet Kim Brandstrup
Orlando Sadler’s Wells Alessandro Talevi
Sugar Mummies The Royal Court Indhu Rubasingham
Hitchcock Blonde The Royal Court Terry Johnson
Julius Caesar The Barbican & touring Deborah Warner
Richard II The Old Vic Trevor Nunn
The Woman in White Palace Theatre London/Marquis Theatre NY Trevor Nunn
His Dark Materials National Theatre Nicholas Hytner
Jumpers NT/Piccadilly Theatre/Brooks Atkinson NY David Leveaux
Henry V National Theatre Nicholas Hytner
The Permanent Way National Theatre Max Stafford-Clark
The Duchess of Malfi National Theatre Phyllida Lloyd
The Powerbook National Theatre Deborah Warner
The Coast of Utopia National Theatre Trevor Nunn
South Pacific National Theatre Trevor Nunn

OPERA

Greek Scottish Opera Joe Hill-Gibbins
Carmen Grange Park Opera Annabel Arden
Andrea Chenier Opera North Annabel Arden
Notorious Gothenburg Opera Keith Warner
Fortunio Grange Park Opera Daniel Slater
Tristan and Isolde Grange Park Opera Michael Moody
Eugene Onegin English Touring Opera
The Ring Cycle Royal Opera House Keith Warner