The Art House presents

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Directing

23 Mar 2024 Showing at The Art House

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The Art House Presents

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Directing with Kate Gaul

Join Kate Gaul for a crash course on the fundamentals of directing for theatre. 

What will be covered:

  • What does a Director do - From the moment you choose your play to the time the audience arrives the director’s journey is unique and often unknown. This session is the chance to increase your confidence and ability to direct coherently. Thankfully every Director is different but no matter what the vision, voice, or interpretation of a director there are skills that can be sharpened, and important questions explored.
  • Choosing a show
  • Conceptualising your production
  • Meeting and working with other creatives
  • Auditioning and casting

Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas for productions they are planning to or would like to direct, so that they can ask questions and come up with practical ideas.

Who can attend:

  • Those who are interested in learning the fundamentals of directing
  • Participants must be aged 16 or older

Complimentary morning tea will be provided.

Capped at 15 participants.

Cast & Creatives

Kate Gaul is a theatre and opera director, creative producer, festival director, writer and (occasional) designer based in Sydney, NSW. She is a graduate of NIDA (Directing 1996). Kate undertook a residency with SITI Company (NYC) and was Associate Director at Ensemble Theatre.

Kate has established herself as a distinctive and inventive director, with directing credits including plays, opera, physical theatre, devised works, and classics for theatre companies and schools in 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.

Kate has also directed festivals (World Interplay, Playlist, Invisible Circus, Cabaret, and Short Play Festivals), and Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.

Most recent directing credits include a new play CAMP for a sell-out season at Sydney World Pride 2023 and an acclaimed interpretation of H.M.S Pinafore, which toured extensively and last played Sydney Festival 2021. The End of Winter (2022) by Noëlle Janaczewska, has a national tour in 2023; Kate completed a play, Girl Running, Boy Falling (Shortlisted Stoddard Playwright Award 2023 and Longlisted Monte Miller Award 2024) which is going into production. Kate directs a new production of The Magic Flute for Opera Australia in 2024.




The Art House
19-21 Margaret Street
Wyong NSW 2259


Sat 23 Mar 2024 - 9AM

Important Information

Duration: 4 hours with tea break
Restricted to 16+
Complimentary morning tea supplied
For accessible bookings please contact the Box Office


Ticket: $30.00

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