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Directing, Making and Touring Work with Kate Gaul

Join award-winning director Kate Gaul (Siren Theatre Co) for a one-day workshop exploring approaches to directing for theatre and performance. Through practical exercises using text and improvisation Kate will take participants on an in-depth exploration of how to lead a creative process: from assembling a creative team to working with performers on the floor and everything in between. The workshop will also include a forum-style discussion with Kate looking at the ins and outs of sustaining a creative career and making work in Australia.

Suitable for 16yrs+

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Kate Gaul is a freelance theatre director and designer based in Sydney. Kate’s directing credits include plays, opera, physical theatre, devised works and classics for theatre companies and schools across Australia. She is Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co where her passion for text based drama challenges artists and audiences to have bold imaginative experiences. In 2017 Kate won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Direction for The Ham Funeral, and received numerous other nominations. ¬†Additionally, Kate inaugurated PLAYLIST in partnership with Seymour Centre and Mardi Gras, and was the Sydney producer for the UK production of Joan (which also played at Seymour Centre). Her production Good with Maps is currently on tour throughout regional NSW with Critical Stages.


As a result of funding from the Australia Council for the Arts this masterclass is offered at a highly subsidised cost to all participants. Tantrum Youth Arts is proud to support the growth and development of emerging artists in our region. In 2018 Tantrum continues to offer a series of Masterclasses in contemporary theatre practice, led by established, professional artists and industry leaders. The aim of these Masterclasses is to provide young people, emerging artists, and current practitioners in the Hunter region with access to high-quality professional development and training opportunities right here in Newcastle.

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