Creative Producing 2019

As part of Siren Theatre Co’s commitment to programming high quality workshops we’re offering Creative Producing 2019 led by Kate Gaul. Producing, directing and acting classes are part of Siren Theatre Co’s DNA. As a result of past classes, shows are devised, networks are extended, actors are cast and skills are sharpened.


Creative Producing 2019 is designed for:

  • all theatre artists who want to get a show in front of an audience (you could be a producer, writer, director, designer or actor);

  • build stronger teams because you can articulate your personal vision;

  • we study real contracts, real life scenarios, actual grant applications and budgets (learn to love them!);

  • this workshop will de-mystify the process and adding to your personal tool box if you’re already producing;

  • maybe you are thinking of touring… Kate’s experience in both community and professional theatre spans 2 decades of producing her own work as well as festivals, events and tours (nationally and internationally).

  • this is a fun (and intense) 4 x 3 hour sessions which will leave you with practical skills and where to look for more…

Numbers are limited to 12 for the sequence of sessions


July 2, 9, 16, 23

6.30pm - 9.30pm




ESCAC (Darlinghurst) located at 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst

Parking limited (travel by train and walk from Kings X or Museum)

Kate Gaul is a Freelance Theatre Director/Designer. Her credits include: 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 2017 Siren Theatre Co was nominated for 14 Sydney Theatre Critics Awards:  Kate produced and directed The Trouble with Harry (by Lachlan Philpott) and The Ham Funeral (by Patrick White).  Misterman (by Enda Walsh), Good with Maps (by Noelle Janazsewska) and One Hander (by Thomas Campbell) all toured internationally. 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). Good with Maps toured to regional NSW in 2018.

In 2019 Kate produced and directed The Moors (by Jen Silverman) and PLAYLIST both in conjunction with Seymour Centre and Mardi Gras. Kate is working with Opera Australia to remount By the Light of the Moon for schools touring and is directing a production of the Danish play Nothing for Blue Cow in Tasmania. At the end of this year Kate directs a gender-bending HMS Pinafore for Hayes Theatre.