Jeff Becker

Performing Arts, 2016

Jeff Becker is a director, designer and sculptor based in New Orleans. He received his BFA from Alfred University and MFA from Ohio State University. He co-founded CRISUS, a performance group that specialized in site-specific theater, utilizing innovative kinetic sets, sculpture and film. He has continued working in this way as an ensemble member of ArtSpot Productions, creating site-responsive devised theater. In 2011, Becker completed the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors and Designers, which enabled him to travel to Russia, Europe and Africa to gain a global perspective on theater making. In 2014, he was a fellow at the MacDowell Artist Colony where he developed designs for his current project, Sea of Common Catastrophe. In 2015, he received a MAP Fund award for Vessels in collaboration with Rebecca Mwase. He is the founding member of Catapult, a collective theater laboratory in New Orleans dedicated to nurturing design-driven performance.

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