Biography

Dan Baker is a producer, project manager and consultant working in theatre and live arts. He is currently Creative Producer for Barbican Theatre, Plymouth.

Since completing his training on the MA Advanced Theatre Practice course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2009, Dan has produced a broad spectrum of work, including a variety of performances and large-scale events. Alongside his role at Barbican Theatre, Dan is a founder and Producer of Plymouth Fringe Festival and Toast, as well as being Producer for the Molinogroup. He has previously been Producer for Agent 160 Theatre Company, Associate Producer for Box of Tricks and Producer for EmptyBox Theatre.

Dan has delivered projects in various capacities for high-profile organisations including:

  • Arts Council England
  • The Old Vic, London
  • The Bush Theatre, London
  • IdeasTap
  • Almeida Theatre, London
  • Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • As well as managing projects and events, has also been invited to speak at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of Winchester and Plymouth University. He has written featured articles for Arts Professional Magazine and IdeasTap alongside his own blog - BurntArts - and has offered consultancy services to a number of emerging artists and companies in areas of producing, fundraising and PR/marketing.

    Dan is also an experienced workshop leader, with a background in education and outreach work. Capable of delivering one-off or durational workshops or residencies, Dan has experience of working with groups with all ages and abilities - leading sessions as diverse as developing basic drama skills to facilitating sessions on producing and devising new work. He has also worked with students in Higher Education, delivering lectures around various aspects related to his own practice.

    Should you have an interest in working with Dan in some way, then please feel free to get in touch with an outline of your proposal. Please be aware that, due to a high volume of ongoing projects, Dan cannot consider unpaid work at this time.

    Production Credits:

    Year Role Production Company Venue
    2015ProducerOutpostNew Model TheatreRoyal William Yard, Plymouth
    2015ProducerMuch Further Out Than You Thoughtthe MolinoGroupUnderbelly @ 2015 Edinburgh Fringe
    2015ProducerPlymouth Fringe FestivalToastVarious across Plymouth
    2015ProducerFrom Devon With LoveBarbican Theatre, PlymouthBarbican Theatre, Plymouth
    2014ProducerTheatre Uncut Plymouth 2014Toast / the MolinoGroupTheatre Royal Plymouth
    2014Producer[ art : weapon ] seasonthe MolinoGroupBike Shed Theatre, Exeter / New Diorama, London
    2014ProducerOutpostNew Model TheatreRoyal William Yard, Plymouth
    2014ProducerFun PalacesAgent 160 Theatre CompanyWales Millennium Centre
    2014Venue ManagerCity Gate IgniteExeter Ignite FestivalThe City Gate, Exeter
    2013 - 2014ProducerDesertthe MolinoGroupLatitude Festival / UK Tour
    2013ProducerTheatre Uncut Plymouth 2013Dan BakerTheatre Royal Plymouth
    2013ProducerMy Imaginary Friend Patrick Stewart (rehearsed reading)Upstart CrowSoho Theatre
    2012ProducerTheatre Uncut Plymouth 2012Dan BakerBarbican Theatre, Plymouth
    2012ProducerAgent 160 Presents Agent 160Agent 160 Theatre CompanyUK Tour
    2011Associate ProducerHead/HeartBox of TricksUK Tour
    2011ProducerTS Eliot US/UK ExchangeOld Vic New VoicesVineyard Theatre, New York
    2011ProducerWord:Play 4Box of TricksArcola Theatre
    2011ProducerTime Warner IGNITE 2Old Vic New VoicesWaterloo East Theatre
    2009 - 2011ProducerNorman ShadowboxerEmptyBox Theatre2010 Edinburgh Fringe / UK Tour
    2010ProducerTrue Love WaitsBox of TricksEuropean Festivals Tour
    2010Project ManagerFirst Time VotersBush Theatre / nabokov / DryWriteBush Theatre
    2010ProducerWord:Play 3Box of TricksTheatre503
    2010Production AssistantThe 24 Hour Plays: Celebrity GalaThe Old VicThe Old Vic
    2009ProducerSymposium: The Evolution ProjectOld Vic New VoicesThe Old Vic
    2009Project ProducerUS/UK Exchange 2009Old Vic New VoicesThe Old Vic
    2010ProducerIdeas Fund Launch EventPeter de Haan Charitable TrustThe Old Vic
    2009ProducerThe 24 Hour Plays 2009Old Vic New VoicesThe Old Vic
    2009Artistic BoardTurbulence: A Festival of New WorkCentral School of Speech & DramaCentral School of Speech & Drama
    2009ProducerEngland 2009Dramatica BritannicaCentral School of Speech & Drama
    2009Project Management InternPL:ay FestivalLow Profile/one.cPlymouth College of Art