Rachel Briscoe

Rachel is an artist/ director/ dramaturg/ producer. She started off as a theatre director but quickly wanted more dramaturgical possibilities, more exciting tools and participants more representative of the UK’s population.

As a director, she studied on the National Theatre’s Directors’ Course. As a writer, she is a graduate of the Royal Court programme and Soho Theatre Young Writers. In 2014, Rachel completed the Clore Short Course for Cultural Leaders and in 2015, graduated as a Feldenkrais practitioner. She participated in the inaugural Producer Farm in 2016. Rachel was a member of SIPA’s core group which set the industry sustainability goals launched at PLASA in October 2015. She was part of the British Council’s SPACE programme in 2013/14 and for 5 years to 2015 worked at Ovalhouse as Director of Theatre (jobshare) where the Guardian credited her with ‘restoring order to Ovalhouse with bold, experimental programming.’ She is a Near Now Fellow 17/18 and was selected for Collusion's AI Lab in 2017. 

Rachel has freelanced for King's Cultural Institute, Einstein's Garden and the Old Vic, and works as exec producer for the Empathy Museum. She has sporadically written for publications including the Guardian, Exeunt and Run Riot. Sometimes she works in universities.