Fred trained at The Royal Welsh College and received an Arts Council Designers Bursary.
She works on productions that are representative of the devised, collaborative, and new writing agendas that are her concerns. Storytelling and story making in socially engaged practice to hear untold stories of marginalised or unseen voices are a consistent theme in Fred’s performance practices.
Theatre credits include: Gut, Meet Me At Dawn, Grain In The Blood, Milk, Swallow (Traverse Theatre); A Number (Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre, Nominated For A 2017 Cat Award); A Few Man Fridays (Cardboard Citizens, The Riverside Studios); Black Comedy (The Watermill Theatre); Woyzeck (Cardboard Citizens, Southwark Playhouse); Alaska (Royal Court); Timon Of Athens (RSC, Cardboard Citizens & The Complete Works Festival: London, Stratford, Belfast, Southampton); The Fever (Young Vic); Pericles (RSC, Cardboard Citizens); The Whizz Kid (Almeida); The Visitation Of Mr Collioni (Platform Four Theatre Company, Salisbury Playhouse); Life With An Idiot (The Gate Theatre, National Theatre Studio); Variety (Grid Iron, Edinburgh International Festival); Caledonian Road (Almeida, site-specific).
Film Credits: Here For Life (Artangel, as Production Designer)
Fred is Programme Director for Performance at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, Senior Fellow of the HEA and The Arts Foundation, UAL senior teaching Fellow and distinguished visiting professor at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Fred has exhibited at The Prague Quadrennial in 1999 and 2003, winning the Golden Triga, and was selected to exhibit at The World Stage Design in Toronto 2005, and in the National Society of British Theatre Designers Exhibitions. Her work is also part of the V&A Museum permanent collection. Other awards include The Jerwood Design award and a Year of the Artist award.