Staff Directory

Last Updated

22/05/2018

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom

About Rachel Baynton

Rachel Baynton is co-artistic director of Proto-type Theater alongside Gillian Lees and Andrew Westerside. Proto-type are a company of multi-disciplinary artists who create original performance work that is diverse in scale, subject and medium. Recently, this has included touring theatre (The Amnesty International nominated, A Machine they’re Secretly Building - part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase), site-specific installation (Through the Walls), a two-week long theatrical experience using pervasive technologies (Fortnight), and a multimedia concert-performance featuring a live laptop orchestra and animation (The Good, the God and the Guillotine). They have been making work and supporting young artists in the US, the Netherlands, Russia, China, Armenia, France, Zimbabwe and the UK since 1997. Critics have called their work ‘an intriguing brush with altered reality’ (New York Times), ‘smartly intelligent... coolly reasoned theatre’ (The Guardian) and ‘enthralling’ (Zambezi News). Rachel studied at Dartington College of Arts, going on to create the site-specific Bulliver Project (for South Devon Railway), and international writing collaboration, Finish This. She has worked with the BBC on radio drama The Forgotten Suffragette, and on Fallen, an operatic chamber piece, performed live to commemorate and coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. She has written and directed community work for the Paines Plough Roundabout, and for youth theatre companies in venues and festivals around the country, and has toured large-scale outdoor performances to English Heritage sites. She managed the collections at Lancaster University’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (LICA) and is currently Lecturer and Creative Engagement Producer for the School of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Lincoln.

Subject Specialism

Contemporary Performance, Theatre Making, Site Specific Art, interdisciplinarity, Writing, Arts Management & Cultural Industries, Arts Marketing, Practice as Research.

Awards

  • Longlisted for Freedom of Expression Award — Amnesty International ,
  • Theatre Sandbox Award — Watershed/iShed Bristol,

Consultancy

Rachel is a Trustee of Rhubarb Theatre, a children's charity (No. 1114289) who create new theatre work for children and their families, and specialise in creative experiences for those with additional needs. She is also a Board Member for Flickbook Theatre, a graduate company from University of Lincoln, sits on the Usher/Collection Visual Arts Advisory Panel, and is a Partner in LCAP (Lincoln Cultural & Arts Partnership) who represent Lincoln's cultural and visitor economy sectors, working to drive cultural growth in the city. Currently Rachel is providing artistic consultancy for 'The World at Her Feet', a community theatre project celebrating the city's history and women's football, and is providing artistic and strategic mentoring for Ten29, an emerging theatre company based in at Leicester De Montfort University.

Orcid ID

0000-0002-7444-104X

Research Projects

  • The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) + RAF100 Voices — awarded £38000 by Arts Council England in 2017
  • A Machine they're Secretly Building — awarded £14550 by Arts Council England in 2016
  • A Machine they're Secretly Building + The Forgotten Suffragette — awarded £37750 by Arts Council England in 2015
  • A Machine they're Secretly Building Score — awarded £1000 by Britten Pears Foundation in 2015
  • The Good, the God, and the Guillotine — awarded £6700 by Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013
  • The Good, the God, and the Guillotine — awarded £60000 by Arts Council England in 2013
  • Fortnight Project — awarded £50000 by Arts Council England in 2012
  • Fortnight Project — awarded £2000 by Contact Theatre in 2011
  • Fortnight Project — awarded £4000 by SANM School of Art and New Media in 2011
  • Third Person: Bonnie & Clyde — awarded £5000 by Nuffield New Works Commission in 2010
  • Third Person: Bonnie & Clyde — awarded £25000 by Arts Council England in 2010

Module Responsibilities

  • MA Supervisor - MA Drama: Dissertation by Practice — 2018 to Present
  • Seminar Tutor - BA Drama: Site Specific Performance (DRA2035M), — 2015 to 2018
  • Module Leader - BA Drama: Arts Management (DRA2002M) — 2015 to 2018
  • Seminar Tutor - BA Drama: Reading Performance (DRA1033M) — 2016 to 2016
  • Seminar Tutor - BA Drama: Academic Skills (DRA1037M) — 2016 to 2016
  • Seminar Tutor - BA Fine Art: Art Practice 1B (ART1012M) — 2016 to 2016
  • Seminar Tutor - BA Fine Art: Art Practice 3B (ART3010M) — 2016 to 2016
  • Seminar Tutor - BA Fine Art: Studio 1B (ART1010M) — 2016 to 2016
  • Seminar Tutor - BA Fine Art: Studio 1A (ART1009M) — 2015 to 2015

Professional Affiliations