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.
Opera credits include her own opera/drama mash up based on the Jenet/Poulenc La Voix Humaine as part of The Flying Nun program, Castor + Pollux (Pinchgut), Eight Songs for a Mad King (Verbruggen Ensemble), The Cunning Little Vixen (Sydney Chamber Opera), Hansel and Gretel (Pacific Opera), Il Matrimonio Segreto, English Eccentrics, Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Cendrillon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sydney Conservatorium), Dialogues of the Carmelites, Die Fledermaus (WAPPA). For Opera Australia, Kate was the revival director for Attila the schools’ production By the Light of the Moon, and OZ Opera production of Carmen. She was engaged as assistant director for Opera Australia’s Adriana Lecouvreur, Lohengrin, Rigoletto, and Aida.
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 for the Stoddard Playwright Award 2023) which is going into production.