Creative Producing 2020

Creative Producing 2020 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 demystify the process and adding to your personal toolbox 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) 2 days which will leave you with practical skills and where to look for more…

Numbers are limited to 10 for the 2-day session but subject to change around COVID -19 restrictions


Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 November 2020

10 am - 6pm




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

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

" Thank you for the Creative Producing course. It was everything I expected and much more –packed with up to the minute advice and support material, practical tools, and spreadsheets and delivered with knowledge and passion of great theatre practitioner. Loved it!"  Felix Schwartz, Georges River Civic Centre

"Spending four sessions learning the ins and outs of Creative Producing under the tutelage of Kate Gaul has been one of the most vital learning experiences of my short career. The wealth of experience she draws from and her refreshing direct manner made her someone I was instantly drawn to. Kate structured her sessions of the Creative Producing workshop in an organised and straightforward way and was always eager and willing to answer any questions. She was extremely generous with her time and knowledge and personally, showed me the meaning of a consummate professional – someone who goes that extra mile to help someone when they really don’t have to. Kate has the rare skill of being able to simultaneously engage and inspire those around her as soon as she enters the room and I will definitely jump at the first opportunity to work with her again.” Jessie Trompp, A Millennial with an Opinion

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.