Curriculum vitae

Winner, Arts Council of Wales 2008 Creative Wales Award (Drama)

Best Director - Liverpool Daily Post 2001

Manchester Evening News Best Visiting Production 2002: To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Tim Baker

Wales Theatre Awards 2001 Best Production: To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Tim Baker

Liverpool Daily Post 2001 Best Production: To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Tim Baker

Liverpool Daily Post 1997 Best Production: Rape of the Fair Country
directed by Tim Baker

2009 CTC TYP Arts Council of Wales Beacon Award (for excellence in the field) – Artistic Director Tim Baker

Liverpool Daily Post 2003 Best Regional Production – A View From the Bridge, directed by Tim Baker

Critical Highlights:

***** (The Guardian) for The Grapes of Wrath, 2006
***** (The Times) for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2008
***** (The Western Mail) Festen, 2009
***** (The Western Mail) Great Expectations, 2009
***** (The Western Mail) A Child’s Christmas in Wales, 2010

1997 – present

Tim is Clwyd Theatr Cymru’s Associate Director, and also the Artistic Director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre for Young People. Tim has directed over forty productions for Clwyd Theatr Cymru, (see archive) including works by Arthur Miller, Samuel Beckett, Joan Littlewood, Shakespeare, Dennis Potter, John Steinbeck, Harold Hobson, and he has directed and adapted many novels for the stage including works by Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas and George Eliot. A number of these have been published (see books by Tim Baker)

Tim is also currently Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre of Wales (see also current projects)

In 2008 Tim won a major Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award, which will enable him to undertake a huge project involving theatre in small nations across the world. (See current projects) More recently CTC Theatre for Young People won a coveted Arts Council Beacon Award for Outstanding Work in the Field.

Tim also works as a freelance director, and highlights of his freelance career include:

For the 2007 Mold Eisteddfod, Tim wrote and directed the children’s pageant Y Fordaith Fawr, widely hailed as the best in many years. He will also direct the 2011 Pageant for the Wrexham National Eisteddfod.

Tim has directed two productions for the Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (Welsh Language National Theatre of Wales), Porth Y Byddar (2007) and Gwlad Yr Addewid (2010)

As the founder director of the Catalan company Frec a Frec, Tim has created a number of productions in Catalonia since 1995 which are still touring.

In 2003 Tim directed The Threepenny Opera for the National Theatre, which was hugely popular and toured Britain:

“Worth more than thirty West End Musicals”

Nicholas De Jong, Evening Standard

Tim has also directed for the National Theatre in Japan, creating a touring production with a company of actors and mime artists.

During the summers of 2005 and 2006 Tim was visiting professor at the Lewis and Clark summer institute in Portland, Oregon where two of his plays have been produced, The Mabinogion and The Ballad of Megan Morgan. (Megan Morgan ticket here?)

Tim is currently an adviser to the Arts Council of Wales and also to the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, and is an honorary associate of Bangor University.

1982 - 1997

Artistic Director, Theatre West Glamorgan -

(Th West Glam logo here?)

providing small and mid scale touring nationally throughout Wales (in both Welsh and English) and community and schools touring locally. In 1990 The Guardian described the company as “Quite simply, the best theatre company in Wales. In 1989 the company won the Arts Council “Incentive Funding” Award.