Welcome to the personal website of Rachel Wayne.

Who I Am from Rachel Wayne on Vimeo.

I am a Visual Anthropologist

Education

I am a graduate student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Florida. My path is applied visual anthropology—incorporating film & media studies, entrepreneurship, and the anthropology of law and social change. As a student in UF’s combined Anthropology graduate program, I intend to pursue an interdisciplinary PhD in Cultural Anthropology.

What is visual anthropology?

Anthropology is often confused with archaeology, the study of ancient cultures through artifacts. However, cultural anthropology often involves artifacts as well, in certain theoretical orientations and in specific subfields such as visual anthropology. The new artifacts through which the interactions and construction of government, commerce, leisure activities, and sexuality are in ever-evolving forms of media in intertextual, largely visual form. Filmmaking, applied theatre, and anthropology are merging.

I am a Theatre Producer, Documentarian, and Performance Artist

Research

I write for the stage and screen, design and direct installed and staged shows, and provide immersive educational opportunities for my community, using audiovisual media. I’m also developing altruistic programs based on artistic engagement, through my emerging agency CerridwenWorks. My goal is to bring the world not only enjoyment but social awareness and intellectually engaging characters and ideas. I enjoy the artistic process, collaborating with people who share my love of the visual media, and creating artifacts of beauty.

I am a Social Entrepreneur

Career

I have a decade of experience encompassing in local, independent theatre, including directing, stage management, and production design. I have led workshops, classes, and collaborative artistic experiences in three states, at arts festivals, independent theatre companies, civic centers, and rehabilitation centers.

Want to hire me?

Check me out on LinkedIn and check out my resumé and CV. Contact me at rachelwayne [dot] gainesville [at] gmail [dot] com or via LinkedIn if you’d like to hire me.
Vetted Skills
  • makeup design, hair and wig styling
  • special makeup effects design and execution
  • costume design and wardrobe management
  • properties design and set decoration
  • screenwriting and playwriting
  • stage and company management
  • fundraising and promotions
I’m looking for more experience in, and have my own equipment for:
  • camera operation
  • sound recording and mixing