Below you can find some kind words about Coney and its work, some awards that our work has received together with conferences etc where we’ve spoken, and friends, collaborators, and commissioners who are very much on our radar.
Kind Words →
Kind Words ↓
Coney is pleased to have received a kind word from many lovely people. Here are some we’re particularly proud of.
“Companies such as Coney have long understood how social media can help the theatre experience begin before the show does, and continue after it has finished.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
“… a vitally important step in the development of participatory dramaturgy. Through an elegant synthesis of mise-en-scene, game rules, performance and action, I was led on a journey that was both purely of my own making and deeply, thoughtfully authored. A ground-breaking piece of game-theatre.”
Alex Fleetwood, Director of Hide & Seek, on A Small Town Anywhere.
“I had a fundamentally different experience; one with involvement, excitement and profound drive. Very clever, very creative and very in tune with the fundamentals of the human need to find, explore and inhabit story”
Emma Rice, Artistic Director, Kneehigh Theatre on A Small Town Anywhere.
“The best piece of theatre I’ve experienced in 5 years”
David Jubb, Co-Artistic Director of BAC, on Rabbit: Valentine.
“Coney embody inspiration, both for me as a maker and an audience member. We should all be grateful Coney exist”
Duncan Speakman, director of circumstance, collaborator and player of many a thing.
“Coney are by far the best people to have on your team if you need to truly understand young people, academic thinking around learning and transitions, and the best ways to reach young people who might be disengaged. They are not only fantastically clever and creative in their ideas, but they are the best translators of academic thinking into practice I have met. Invaluable to any project with young people.”
Dr Jo Twist, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 Education, on the projects we’ve researched
“transformative, quietly subversive, formally inventive, and lovely.”
Deborah Pearson, co-director of Forest Fringe, on The Loveliness Principle.
“I tend to talk a bit too grandly when I talk about the Goldbug hunt. I can’t help it, it inspires me to talk big, to talk emotionally. I want people to know how much I enjoyed taking part, and how much I appreciated it. To me, it was something new, a new medium by which to experience things. Imagine what it would be like if you had never seen a film in your whole life, only to one day have somebody usher you into a darkened auditorium and sit with you whilst you watched for the first time. The Goldbug hunt was my film, the Masque was the darkened auditorium, the people I met along the way sat with me.”
Anonymous player of The Gold-Bug.
“The Cat Escapes project which I worked on with Coney was probably the most exciting and motivating project that I have done in my long 22 years of teaching!”
Claire Lound, primary school teacher and collaborator on A Cat Escapes.
“An enticing piece of social engineering”
The Herald on The Feast.
“An important pointer to how theatre is developing,”
Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor.
“the best resource bar none on resilience”
The Young Foundation, funders of all things about resilience, on SuperMe.
“Understatedly audacious… an interrogation of ideology and its poisonous effect on community… the fraught final stages feel as complex and electrifying as any actor-based drama. The moral decisions we are asked to take might seem simplistic to a fly on the wall, but the luxury of such detachment is long gone.”
Andrzej Lukowski, reviewing A Small Town Anywhere for Time Out.
Awards & Conferences →
Awards & Conferences ↓
Coney’s work has won the following awards and recognition:
The Astronautical Challenge, co-created with Unlimited Theatre and in association with Radiowaves, won the Arts, Culture and Heritage award for Unlimited Theatre in the UK Charity Awards, 2011, .
SuperMe, made with Somethin Else and Preloaded, won the Technology for Social Change award in the Guardian MEGA Awards for Innovation, 2011 .
A Small Town Anywhere, co-produced with BAC in 2009, was Time Out Critics Choice No. 1 Theatre.
The Jasper Ffforde Fiasco made for publishers Hodder & Stoughton, won most innovative online campaign in the British Book Awards (Nibbies), 2007 .
Self-Assembly, produced at BAC in 2006, was Time Out Critics Choice No. 1 Theatre.
We’ve spoken at:
Connected, British Council Showcase
Improving Reality, Lighthouse
Manchester International Festival
Manchester Media Festival
The Media Festival Arts
RSA State of the Arts
Serious Games Institute
Theatre Forum Ireland
On Our Radar →
On Our Radar ↓
Some friends and collaborators:
Camden People’s Theatre
Come Out & Play
The Haberdashery Collective
Hide & Seek
The London Snorkelling Team
Ministry of Stories
One Step At A Time Like This
Pervasive Media Studio
Pop Up Playground
Slow Clap Productions
Stoke Newington International Airport
Tristan Bates Theatre
Uniting Church in Australia
We’ve made things or consulted for:
01 SJ Biennial
Channel 4 Education
Dublin Fringe Festival
Free Word Centre
Green Man Festival
Historic Royal Palaces
Hodder & Stoughton
National Theatre Wales
New Art Gallery Walsall
Royal Opera House
Secret Garden Party
Spread The Word
State Library Victoria
The Dana Centre
The Science Museum