Chris Baldwin is a performance director, curator and writer. He is presently Curator of Interdisciplinary Performance for Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016 in Poland.
He has developed Teatro de Creacion (TdC) - an approach to making large scale performance designed for a place, about that place - itʼs history and relationship to local people. The work is usually made from a deep collaboration with the people of that place. He has directed widely in Spain, UK, Poland, Bulgaria and Germany and elsewhere.
During 2011 and 2012 he wrote and directed two major pieces of work as part of the London Olympic Games celebrations; "The Way the Winds Blow” in Rutland and “Raise the Sky" for the Olympic Torch Celebrations in Worcester. His play, Cosima, won "Best Theatre Text" at the FETEN international theatre festival , Gijon, Spain, and his play "Bright Angel" (written in collaboration with Bernd Kessler) has been performed in various British and German theatres. He has published various plays and books about theatre and the teaching of history in post authoritarian countries. He was Visiting Professor at "Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance" in London and is also a Permaculture designer.
Chris Baldwin regularly speaks at European conferences and cultural meetings on subjects as diverse as European Capitals of Culture, culture and democracy, making large scale city events, Teatro de Creación, historical memory and collective dramaturgy.