Becky has spent 15 years working in professional theatres, opera houses, concert halls and performance spaces around the world, taking her to interesting, diverse places, interacting with different cultures and peoples that Becky continues to draw from in her work.
Prior to joining Charcoalblue Becky worked as a Technical Solutions Manager and Primary Install Consultant with Enlightened Lighting, managing projects, systems programming, design and specification for theatrical, events and performance spaces.
As Lead Electrician for Dragone at “The House of Dancing Water” show in Macau, she led the lighting maintenance team and operation of theatre lighting with the added twist of thousands of litres of water! Prior to this, Becky also worked at Melbourne Theatre Company as Deputy Head of Lighting on such shows as the revival of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” directed by Simon Phillips in his last MTC production as Artistic Director.
If you were to establish your own venue, what would you call it?
… and what would that venue specialize in? Dance, live music, theatre…?
The venue would specialise in small fringe type shows. I truly believe these are the ‘hub’ to all growth and creativity within the industry. Big and bold is spectacular and grand, but, small and quirky is creative and challenging!
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
Full accessibility for everyone. Creatively and physically.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
Being able to mix visual creativity and art with electronics! Is there, or should I say, was there any other industry that you can paint an image with lighting and to do that was to mix numbers, technical equipment and a few crafty angles to achieve it!?