Tassos first got involved with what was to become Coney in 2004 when he answered a ringing phone passed him by a stranger. He coined the name Coney as a front in 2006, and is now the (artistic) director and runner (aka joint chief executive) of the company with Becki Haines.
As a maker on projects, he most frequently works as any of director, writer, interaction designer, facilitator, often designing for impact and learning. Projects for Coney include A Small Town Anywhere, A Cat Escapes, The Loveliness Principle, Adventure One, REMOTE, and the BAFTA-winning Nightmare High.
Commissions and consultancy include for Channel 4 Education, BBC Learning, Public Health England, ITV, Imperial War Museum. He’s spoken at events including SXSW, RSA State Of The Arts, Tipping Point, and In Battalions. He regularly mentors other artists.
Outside Coney he sometimes makes storytelling performance including Jimmy Stewart… in living rooms, and Fortune, and also designed the game Papa Sangre.
Prior to Coney, he did a doctorate in Psychology, won the inaugural James Menzies-Kitchin Award for theatre directors, did the NT Studio Directors Course, ran the ROAR platform to support new work and new artists on the London fringe, and also worked as critic, teacher, many flavours of researcher, salesman, and chef.