Director Kate Gaul will be leading an acting and singing workshop for emerging musical theatre performers.
How do audiences connect with character? How do you bring your life experience, your aesthetic, your truth to a role? Musical theatre often demands a larger-than-life performance style but our quest as artists is always for truth on stage.
Kate’s workshop will challenge performers to work at scale truthfully, radically and with joy. This workshop is suitable for performers and directors.
All participants will join the initial warm-up (so come prepared to move).Participants can prepare a 1 minute (or less) monologue or song (a verse, a snippet that can be sung acapella) with which to work. You can prepare something with a scene partner (or a duet) or you can observe (it’s just as useful!).
Book your spot by clicking on the Book Now button. Then email us at email@example.com
and provide a 25-word snapshot of your (musical) theatre experience and tell us your age, and whether you have material to work with or will attend as an observer.Kate is also running a workshop for schools. Click here for further information.
ABOUT KATE GAUL / Director, H.M.S. Pinafore
Freelance Theatre Director/Designer. NIDA 1996 (Directing Course), Anne Bogart SITI Company NYC 2005. Associate Director Ensemble Theatre 2004/5. Festival Director World Interplay 2009/11.Festival Director Short Play Festival Canberra 2013 - 2015, Cabaret Sydney 2014, Mardi Gras Parade Creative Director 2015/16.
Kate’s directing credits include plays, opera, physical theatre, devised works and classics for theatre companies and schools in Australia. Kate has won numerous awards across the fields of directing and design. She is Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co where her passion is for text-based drama challenges artists and audiences to have bold imaginative experiences. Kate’s play – Fatboy has been produced twice and she has written and directed two short films – Embrace and Cake.
In 2019 Kate produced and directed The Moors (by Jen Silverman) and curated PLAYLIST (also in the Entertainment Centre's 2020 Season). both in conjunction with Seymour Centre and Mardi Gras; directed a stage version of Janne Teller’s YA novel Nothing for Blue Cow (Tasmania) and produce the NSW tour of the production.
Kate remounted Opera Australia's By the Light of the Moon for a schools' tour and will direct Hansel and Gretel for Pacific Opera.