Conversations

A series of free online events with Canberra Youth Theatre

Join us for a live Q&A with leading Australian theatre makers as they talk about their craft and careers, share their insights and experiences, and answer your questions.

This new series of free events will occur throughout the year, ensuring that young artists can remain connected with, and inspired by, leading arts professionals from around the country. 

Our first Conversation will be with award-winning actor, playwright, screenwriter, librettist, and dramaturg – Kate Mulvany.

Kate Mulvany

5pm Thursday 21 May

About Kate

Kate Mulvany OAM has a BA and honorary doctorate from Curtin University, Western Australia. She is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, librettist, dramaturg and actor. Her plays include The Seed, The Danger AgeThe Web, Masquerade, the musical Somewhere with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, Medea – co-written with Anne-Louise Sarks, Jasper Jones, and her acclaimed adaption of Ruth Park’s epic The Harp in the South trilogy. Her new take on Mary Stuart recently premiered at the Sydney Theatre Company, and she is currently working on a new play for the Studio Theatre in Washington. For television, Kate co-developed and wrote Upright for Foxtel and the Emmy-winning television show Beatbugs. She is currently adapting her play The Seed into a series.

As an actor, Kate has performed extensively across Australian stages. She recently won Helpmann Awards for her performances as King Richard of Gloucester (Richard III) for Bell Shakespeare, and in the one-person play Every Brilliant Thing for Belvoir.

Kate’s film work includes Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, The Final WinterGriff the InvisibleThe TurningThe Little Death and The Merger, both of which saw her nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award. Kate has appeared on television in The Chaser’s War on EverythingChandon PicturesThe Underbelly Files – The Man Who Got Away, WinterMiss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Secret City, Fighting Season and Lambs of God. Kate’s life has been covered on episodes of Australian Story, 7:30 Report and One Plus One. She can currently be seen as Sister Harriet on the Amazon Prime series Hunters opposite Al Pacino, and produced by Jordan Peele. 

Kate is a proud member of Actors Equity.