Jo Kenney Costume FdA

Jo Kenney

Jo Kenney (She/Her)

FdA Costume for Theatre Film and TV

Jo has spent her final year of the FdA specialising in Supervision. It is in this environment, either in theatre or on set, Jo thrives, using her communication and organisational skills. Jo is keen to build on her professional experience: Rivals (Happy Prince) and Alex Rider (EHF Productions) and is delighted to have been offered a trainee role on McDonald & Dodds upon Graduation.

BOVTS credits:

Costume Supervisor: Henry V (Bristol Old Vic, Weston Studio); Robin Hood and Marian (Redgrave Theatre); Picnic at Hanging Rock (Wardrobe Theatre).

Costume Maker: Emilia (Circomedia); Catastrophe Bay (Bristol Old Vic)

Costume Standby: Lost Horizons (BOVTS TV)

Costume Assistant/Dresser:  Midsummer Night’s Dream (Malcolm X Centre), Catastrophe Bay (Bristol Old Vic), Loam (Bristol Old Vic), Henry VI (Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (The Station), Pride and Prejudice (The Mount Without)

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Costume Supervision - Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock was my first attempt at supervision. Being offered the opportunity to supervise this show in my last term of first year cemented my passion for organisation. I very quickly knew that supervision was the direction I wanted to focus on during my time at BOVTS.

Photography credit: Craig Fuller

Costume Maker, Emilia (Circomedia)

‘Emilia 2’ Chemise and Dress.

Photography credit: Craig Fuller

Costume Supervision - Robin Hood & Marian

Working as the Costume Supervisor on Robin Hood & Marian was a joyous show to be a part of, from the musical numbers to the crazy costumes. Taking references from high end tailoring pieces and combining them with a family friendly clothing world created a visual aesthetic that made the process thoroughly enjoyable and creative from start to finish.

Photography credit: Craig Fuller

Training at BOVTS set me up with the skillset, confidence and connections for the career I now have as a freelance theatre designer. Max Johns, MA Performance Design Alumni