Tassos Stevens is a runner and co-director of Coney, and rumoured to have been involved in most of their work. Coney is an agency of adventure making live interactive crossplatform play, and a community of artists and makers through play. Coney were supported artists at BAC and recently made there A Small Town Anywhere, theatre with no performers bar the playing audience, and A Cat Escapes, a pilot Adventure in Learning for a classroom of 8-year-olds. Coney have made pieces for the National Theatre, LIFT, the Science Museum, Dublin Fringe Festival, NESTA, Metal, and an award-winning adventure for publishers Hodder & Stoughton, and designed and run games for Come Out & Play and Hide & Seek. Current projects include Art Heist, where players rob an art gallery, a commission for Tate Britain around Henry Moore, and ongoing Adventures in Learning.
Tassos himself conceived The Soho Project for the London Games Festival and is developing interactive projects with the BBC and C4, and also designing Papa Sangre, an audio-only 4IP-comissioned game for the iPhone. He’s currently developing an adventure for families to play together, and plotting adventures to happen in public spaces all over the world. He’s an award-winning theatre director and maker, writer and game-designer with a doctorate in Psychology. He blogs irregularly at allplayall.blogspot.com, and recently spoke at Playful ’09, The Story, Arts Council Decibel, Connected in Tokyo, and RSA State of the Arts.