Harry Haynes is a director, educator and researcher of mixed British, Irish and Spanish heritage, born in London and raised in Spain he trained at the Drama Centre London. Harry was the recipient of The Sir John Gielgud Award and was awarded the Leverhulme award for excellence in Performing Arts.
As a director and producer, his work includes: Cygnets (2023) for Theatre works, MYSTERIES: CREATION + PASSION (2022) for The Liminal Space; Julius Caesar (2020) & The Changeling (2021) for The National Theatre; Eros and Agape (2021) at Brunswick Mechanics Institute; Life’s a Dream (2019) and Mum, Dad, Electra and Orestes (2020) both at Siteworks. As an assistant director: Three Sisters (2018) and Ashes to Ashes (2018) Cat on The Hot Tin Roof (2017) with Dr Di Trevis at Jerwood Theatre, Tartuffe (2016) Dir Georgina Sowerby at Platform Theatre Kings Cross and Therese Raquin (2015) Dir Seb Harcombe at Southwalk Playhouse. As a Theatre Maker: The Hearing Trumpet (2017), Something About You Makes Me Want To Hurt You (2012), Macbeth (2015) & Life is a Dream (2011) all with DIRTY MARKET Directed by Jon Lee and Georgina Sowerby.
As an educator and teaching artist, Harry has lectured and taught at Drama Centre London, Deakin University, the University of East Anglia, The National Theatre Drama School and 16th Street Actors Studio. His doctoral research at Deakin University addresses the pedagogy of vulnerability within acting.
He has mentored emerging artists internationally and was one of the founding mentors working at Open Door a UK-based charity dedicated to increasing social mobility and diversity within the performing arts. This has followed Harry to his work in Melbourne where he has provided mentorships and directing apprenticeships to emerging artists.
In 2018 Harry founded ‘The Liminal Space’, a theatre company whose vision is to create and present expressionist theatre that lives long in the mind’s eye, his work has been called Special and Impressive (Green Room Judge Carla Donnelly) and thick with symbolism (Artshub). Harry continues to be commended for his work to empower and platform emerging artists (You Should See it Melbourne).