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.
Awards and Accomplishments
Sea of Common Catastrophe
Jeff Becker, working with video artist Courtney Egan and choreographer Jeffrey Gunshol, leads the ArtSpot ensemble in the creation of Sea of Comm…
Feb 02 – Feb 12, 2017
Jeff Becker Premieres His Creative Capital Project "Sea of Common Catastrophe"
May 04 – May 08, 2016
Jeff Becker Presents His Creative Capital Project as a Work-in-Progress
April 28, 2015
MAP Fund Announces 2015 Grantee Class