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Introducing new members of our team!

It’s a hugely exciting time at Baseless Fabric and we have two new members joining our team. We’re thrilled to welcome Astrid Hilne as our General Manager and Rachel Barnett as one of our trustees.

Astrid Hilne

Astrid Hilne – General Manager

Astrid Hilne has been a professional theatre practitioner since 1986. Her theatre producing and directing credits include work at the Gate Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith Studio, Bridewell Theatre, Young Vic Studio and Royal National Theatre in London.

In the UK she has produced and directed (and translated) tours of new work and foreign classics to art centres and festivals. Astrid has also worked for Chichester Festival Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal and West Sussex County Youth Theatre. Further afield she has directed and lectured at Athens University, Ohio, USA, performed and directed in France and collaborated with Iindiza Theatre Company, in South Africa and the UK.

In 2002 Astrid added storytelling to her theatre practice, working in schools, libraries, museums, historic buildings and outdoor festivals. Since 2011, she has created and produced several Pop-up Performances for families for the V&A Museum.

 

Rachel Barnet

Rachel Barnett – Trustee

Following a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University and an MA in Writing for Performance from Central School of Speech and Drama Rachel has specialised in working with young people, people with disabilities and community groups. She shares her time between producing, playwriting, workshop leading, lecturing, copywriting, company management, fundraising, project management, consultancy and looking after her little boy.

As a producer, fundraiser and tour booker Rachel has worked for Peut-être Theatre, Impropera and WordPepper Theatre Company amongst others. She provides Arts Council and fundraising consultancy for numerous companies, including Ignition, Managing Mayhem and Cloud Cuckooland.

Her writing work has been performed at theatres in the UK and abroad, including The Royal Court, Theatre 503, and The Arcola Theatre, also at Chichester Festival Theatre, Royal and Derngate, Latitude Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source in New York, Live Girls in Seattle, Key City Public Theatre in Washington and Auroville in India.

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