Kate has been working in the Australian theatre since 1972. For Queensland Theatre (Company) she appeared in 33 productions and has also written, directed, and taught for the Company.
More recent acting credits include That’s What She Said (The Good Room), The Revisionist for Refraction Theatre (2020 Matilda Awards Nominee Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role), Quartet for Queensland Theatre Company, The C Word for Metro Arts, As You Like It for Twelfth Night Theatre, Water Wars for Umber Productions (2012 Matilda Awards Nominee Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role). Kate also works as an audio-book narrator and Voice actor.
Kate has directed and worked as an actor with the New England Theatre Company and appeared in several plays during the 1970s for Twelfth Night Theatre.
Kate has served as a judge for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, and maintains a dramaturgical consultancy as part of her private practice. She is also on the Matilda Awards Judging Panel (2019-2021).
Kate has an extensive production biography in university theatre as director and voice coach.
She has served in various advocacy roles most recently as Board Member and Chairman Queensland Theatre Company 2001-2011, Empire Theatres (2003-2013) and is a Trustee Empire Theatres Foundation.
Kate has an MLitt in dramatic literature and PhD in Theatre, and worked in the USQ Theatre actor-training program for many years. At USQ she held the positions of Head of Department, Director USQ Performance Centre, and Deputy Dean, and has also served on the USQ Council. On leaving the university, Kate was recognised as an Honorary Professor by USQ.
She maintains a private coaching practice, and is an Associate Professor and sessional staff member Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in the Performing Arts Department.