In Cahootz was co-founded in 2010 by Kate Black and Phyllis Steel who are both well-seasoned community arts workers. They have collaborated over the years on a variety of community-based and community-led projects.

In Cahootz has an extensive track record in facilitating and implementing community consultations, mentoring programmes, devising issue-based theatre and delivering training programmes. The company works with a broad cross-section of society with an emphasis on marginalised groups and people with protected characteristics.