Becki is the JCEO | Executive Producer for Coney and has been co-leading the company since she joined in 2014. She’s passionate about the role the arts can play in wellbeing and our quality of life, and about Coney as a vehicle for achieving this with imagination and brave ideas.
Together her and Tassos have all sorts of curiosities about the power of playfulness and the interaction between people as an urgent and meaningful tool for change. Becki oversees the programme and Coney’s cross-sector producing partnerships, while giving Coney resilience and providing a framework that supports the company’s ambitions and growth.
Becki has over 12 years experience producing performance work with a focus on inspiring settings outside of traditional cultural buildings or using those buildings imaginatively; from garages, to cafes, schools, foyers, libraries, pavements, disused shops, museums, probation services, workplaces, and once at a funeral. Her work has been presented at the National Theatre, Southbank Centre, the Barbican, the Roundhouse, Glastonbury, Latitude and extensively across the UK. She’s produced projects in 9 countries worldwide; from a live silent film on the lake inside the Museum of Art in Kochi, to a 5-minute Oliver Jeffers adaptation for one child at a time at an orphanage 4-hours drive outside of Cairo.
Alongside her work with Coney, Becki is also the Co-Director for the Total Theatre Network; building recognition and support for the independent performance sector in the UK across performance, dance, circus, live art, cabaret and beyond. Each year producing the Total Theatre Awards, Becki promotes discussion around experimentation, risk and excellence through non-hierarchy and peer to peer dialogue, championing community led decision making. These international awards now in their 22nd year recognise 30+ artists and companies, and collaborate with 50+ professional peers each year, in partnership with 15+ organisations across 6+ countries. In recent years the Total Theatre Awards have recognised artists including Jess Thom, Le Patin Libre, Selina Thompson, Nikki & JD, In Bed with My Brother, Le Gateau Chocolat, Circumference, Scottee and Oona Doherty.
Becki is a trustee for Deafinitely Theatre; the UK’s leading deaf theatre company, is a member of The Creative Industries Federation, The Allbright Academy, the School of Social Entrepreneurs and is a Clore 42 Alumni. She also partpciates in the IETM network being selected in November 2019 for IETM Caravan in Yekaterinburg; a 6 day exchange with peers from across Europe.
Previous artists Becki has worked with include Bootworks, Theatre Ad Infinitum, Mark Storer, Blind Summit, Ridiculusmus, 1927 Productions, The Paper Birds and Shunt. Her first office was a 3m x 3m square jigsaw piece in an abandoned office block and her favourite cake is lemon.