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Rachel Grunwald

Rachel Grunwald

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2016 Director
Theatre
The Wardrobe Project
Visible Theatre
2015 Co-ordinating Director
Theatre
Moby-Dick Unabridged
The Special Relationship and Southbank Centre
Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre
2014 Director
Theatre
Spoken Truths
The Social Enterprise
2013 Director
Theatre
Marathon '33
GSAMD
Barbican
2012 Director and Co-Creator
Theatre
Childsplay
SPID Theatre
UK Tour/ Normand Park/ Riverside Studios
2011 Director
Theatre
Dinner at Pharaoh's Table by Leon Fleming
Jersey Arts Trust
Jersey Arts Centre
2011 Director
Theatre
Childsplay
SPID/Riverside Studios
Normand Park
2010 Director
Theatre
Pins and Needles
GNOP
Cock Tavern Theatre
2010 Director
Theatre
Wood for the Fire by Lee Blessing
Tricycle Theatre
Tricycle Theatre
2010 Director
Theatre
A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner
RADA - Third Year Public Production
RADA Gielgud Theatre
2009 Director
Theatre
Blood and Gifts by JT Rogers
Tricycle Theatre
Tricycle Theatre
2009 Assistant Director
Theatre
The Great Game: Afghanistan
Tricycle Theatre
Tricycle Theatre
2008 Artistic Director
Event
Act for Darfur: Testimony
Act for Darfur
House of Commons
2008 Director
Theatre
Potency by Michael J Flexer
Apikoros
Edinburgh Squash Court (site specific)
2008 Director
Theatre
The Garden by Helena Thompson
SPID Theatre Company
Little Wormwood Scrubs (outdoor)
2008 Director
Theatre
Superhuman
SPID Theatre Company
Kensal House (site specific)
2008 Director
Theatre
The Accidental Proteus
Company of Angels
Soho Theatre
2007 Artistic Director
Theatre
Act for Darfur: The 11th Hour
Act for Darfur
Tricycle Theatre
2007 Director
Theatre
Richard III
The Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing
ASAD, London
2007 Director
Theatre
Weightless by Sarah Cuddon
HighTide
The Cut, Suffolk
2007 Artistic Director
Event
Act for Darfur: The 11th Hour Festival
Act for Darfur
Tricycle Theatre
2007 Assitant Director
Theatre
Comedy of Errors
Royal Shakespeare Company
UK No 1 tour
2006 Assistant Director
Theatre
The Late Henry Moss by Sam Shepard
Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre
2006 Assistant Director
Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
2005 Director
Theatre
Open House by Helena Thompson
SPID
Kensal House (site specific/promenade)

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2015
    Fellowship in Cultural Leadership
    Clore Leadership Programme
  • 2011
    Directors Course
    National Theatre Studio
  • 2009
    Directors Lab
    Lincoln Center Theater, New York
  • 2005
    Graduate Diploma in Theatre Directing

About me

I'm currently Director of Programming at JW3, London. I'm an experienced director and excellent team leader with a passion for politics, exploring the world through theatre, trying to influence change, and really good musical overtures. I've directed extensively including new writing from the UK and America, musicals, Shakespeare and promenade or site-specific shows that explore community and take the audience on a shared journey through public space. I'm a Theatre Fellow on the Clore Leadership Fellowship 2014-2015, supported by the Gatsby Charitable Trust.

Additional Skills

Organising, programming and producing
Strategic thinking
Chairing meetings and facilitating
Mentoring
Public speaking
Writing
Devising
Dramaturgy
Script and writer development
Teaching

Industry Awards

- Time Out Hit of the Year on the Fringe 2010 for 'Pins and Needles'.
- Olivier Award Nomination for Outstanding Work in an Affiliate Theatre (2009) for 'The Great Game: Afghanistan', for which I directed 'Blood and Gifts' by JT Rogers and assistant directed 11 other plays.
- Associate Director of SPID Theatre Company, winner of the Fringe Report Award for Best Outreach Theatre Company 2010.

Referees

Nicolas Kent, Artistic Director, Tricycle Theatre.
Nancy Meckler, Artistic Director, Shared Experience.

Additional Information

I'm the Gatsby Charitable Trust Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme, 2014-2015, and winner of the Clore Anniversary Prize Fund award, for the SPID Theatre Company project, 'Trellick Tales'.

Skills

Primary Job Title Director
Job Titles Artistic Director, Director, Dramaturg, Lecturer
Years in industry 6+ years
Company Experience Childrens Theatre, Educational Theatre, National Theatre, Regional Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken English, French
Experienced in Comedy, Community, Devised, Drama, Experimental, Festival, Fringe, Musicals, New Writing, Opera, Outdoor Events, Pantomime, Revue, Shakespeare, Tragedy
Work Permits EU
Interested in UK Tour
DBS checked Yes
Driving Licences Standard