Felix Barrett

Artistic Director of Punchdrunk and a graduate and Honorary Fellow in Drama, University of Exeter, Felix Barrett has conceived, designed, and directed all of Punchdrunk’s productions since founding the company in 2000. He is a Critics’ Circle Drama Award winner (Best Design, Faust, 2006) and one of the first recipients of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award (2008-2011), which supports exceptional arts practitioners in the development of their vision. In 2009, he directed (with Tom Morris) the Stoppard/Previn Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the National Theatre, London and It Felt Like A Kiss, a collaboration between Punchdrunk, documentary film-maker Adam Curtis, and musician Damon Albarn for Manchester International Festival. Later that year he also designed and directed Punchdrunk’s US debut production, Sleep No More. In 2010 he designed and directed The Duchess of Malfi, a collaboration with English National Opera. In the following year, 2011, Felix worked with Tom MacRae to create The Crash Of The Elysium for Manchester International Festival. This project was then taken to Ipswich as part of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012. Most recently Felix designed and directed the company's award-winning New York debut production of Sleep No More. He has worked with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Playstation, and designed the McQ Autumn – Winter 2011 show for London Fashion Week.