Becci is a writer, theatre maker, poet and creative producer based in Gateshead.
She has worked for Live Theatre, Northern Stage, Theatre Sans Frontieres and ARC, Stockton. She has produced Precious Cargo, Write on Tap, Matt Miller and Leo Burtin and regularly supports and mentors emerging North East artists. Recent writing credits include; Northern Pulse (Film Poem, Great Exhibition of the North, N18 Programme), Living Legends:Hidden Histories (Published book & exhibition, commissioned by Made In Corby),Night Trade (commissioned by Alphabetti Theatre), Letters to Myself (UK tour) and Yes Chef! (ARC, Stockton).
She writes across forms and enjoys writing creative responses to communities, groups and situations. Her socially engaged practice has seen her create short stories and poetry inspired by living legends in Corby; develop theatre show Letters to Myself following 6 months of public engagement in Sunderland and South Shields and tour it nationally; and take part in the research and development of Tidy Carnage’s new show Nino looking at life on a low income. She also writes and occasionally performs poetry, facilitates workshops on creative writing, playwriting and producing and has given talks at Newcastle University, Newcastle College and Sunday Assembly amongst others.
- Shortlisted Writer, Old Vic 12, 2018
- Leverhulme Trust funded Writer-in-Residence, Beamish Museum, 2016-17
- North East Theatre Guide’s Best New Writing Award 2016 (Joint winner)