Since training in Design for Television at London's Chelsea School of Art and working at BBC Television, Christiaan Willems has maintained parallel careers in performance, directing, and design in both theatre and television. His stage design encompasses mainstage, outdoor event, children's theatre, and touring productions.
His style is based around the philosophy that the Set exists to support the performance yet be appealing in itself - without being distracting. Also to provide the director with opportunities and an environment to explore. Christiaan's designs are typically aesthetically rich, visually uncluttered, functional, and 'actor-friendly'.
Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare in the Park (Artsworx)
Mother Courage - Arts Theatre (USQ)
The Taming of the Shrew - Shakespeare in the Park (Artsworx)
Midsummer Nights Dream - Childrens Festival (USQ/Artsworx)
Bush Invaders - Patch Theatre
Emma (Set Model) - Artsworx