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Rachel Warr

Rachel Warr Pythagoras’ Tookit

Benjamin Olver and Rachel Warr, from Phythagoras’ Toolkit, 2023. Photo: Brenden Friesen

Rachel Warr is a theatre director and dramaturg who specialises in puppetry, including work with string marionettes, rod, glove and shadow puppets, light manipulation and object theatre. She has created work for small, mid and large scale venues. Her work has been presented at venues across the UK and in London including The Barbican Centre and Little Angel Theatre, and internationally in France, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Romania, Bosnia, Turkey, Singapore and Canada.

Recent awards include a Royal Television Society Craft and Design Award for shadow puppetry idents for Film Four; winner of the Children’s Jury Award at Flum Festival, Bosnia; finalist of Falling Walls Award, Berlin; A Digital Pioneer Outstanding Award Hands on Humanities Festival Southampton.

She is involved in several cross-discipline research projects with medical clinicians, scientists and product designers, exploring the application of techniques from puppetry in different professional domains.

Biography last updated: 2024