Bec Martin Williams

Theatre Director and Participation Manager

Bec is a producer, director, erstwhile actor and co-founder of award-winning Australian theatre company pantsguys Productions.

Bec is currently Participation Manager at Arcola Theatre and Head of Theatre and Performance at VAULT Festival.

At Arcola, she produces all talent development, community, youth and family work for the theatre, as well as programming Creative Disruption, a 6-week festival of community productions and emerging theatre companies. For VAULT Festival, Bec programmes over 200 shows across genres and styles, championing emerging artists from the UK and abroad.

As a director, Bec has directed for Arcola Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, RSC Education, the Shakespeare Institute, independently and internationally.

Bec trained at Actors Centre Australia and the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and has a Masters in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute. She has taught in the UK, Australia, Ireland and the USA.