'Steph Connell is one in a million: focused, entrepreneurial, collaborative and creative. No task is too daunting, no challenge too great. She takes on each project with such initiative and commitment that I can't imagine embarking on a production without her.'
Sinéad Rushe, theatre director, Artistic Director of out of inc.
'I was daunted and overwhelmed with the prospect of devising and managing a budget and planning of my first national tour and funded project. Steph broke the project down into manageable steps, filled in the gaps in my knowledge and continues to support me. Undoubtedly it is the combination of Steph's commitment and approachable and kind manner that makes her wonderful to work with.'
Rachel Johnson, choreographer, Artistic Director of Experiential.
'Steph is a motivated, organised producer with dynamic people skills. She successfully developed and toured one of my theatre company's new puppetry productions around the UK, helping to create and nurture key relationships with producing partners. Furthermore she liaised closely with our research experts and made bold new connections in the appropriate field. She was involved closely with casting, recruitment of creative team, communication with creatives, contracts, leading on online content, budget management, tour booking, writing/evaluation our successful arts council grant as well as other successful fundraising bids. As one can clearly see, Steph is capable of taking on all aspects of producing with aplomb; both the big vision of what a project could be and the nitty gritty nature of project management. I thoroughly recommend her to other companies and directors!'
Hal Chambers, theatre director, Artistic Director of Tucked In
'As a theatre director looking to develop a new skill set, Steph's involvement has been invaluable. Steph's ability to design long term strategies coupled with her knowledge of the industry has already enabled me to develop initial ideas into much further reaching long term plans for the company. Underpinning all of this is Steph's generosity as a practitioner and sincere passion for developing new and exciting talent. I value her guidance very much and hugely look forward to developing myself as a theatre maker and my company through working with her.'
Sheryl Hill, theatre director, Artistic Director of Ships In The Night.