Kate Cherry

Kate Cherry

Director - I and You
Kate Cherry

Kate Cherry

Director - I and You

Kate Cherry is an Arts and Cultural Leader, and a theatre and opera director. Kate’s leadership roles included Artistic Director/CEO of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Artistic Director and co-CEO of Black Swan State Theatre Company (BSSTC), and Associate Director, Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC).

Kate has directed over 70 professional productions for opera and theatre.  Her work has been seen on stages in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

She has directed 16 productions for Melbourne Theatre Company,  2 productions for Sydney Theatre Company, 6 for Queensland Theatre Company, 20 for Black Swan State Theatre Company, and her work has been seen at the Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival and Perth International Arts Festival.

Some of Kate’s most acclaimed  productions include  MTC’s Life After George by Hannie Rayson which smashed box office records and toured Australia; Cloudstreet (for WAAPA) which toured to Hong Kong; MTC/BSSTC Rising Water by Tim Winton; QTC/BSSTC Other Desert Cities; (MTC) All My Sons; Brisbane International Arts Festival and PIAF Boundary Street with James Morrison; (MTC) Glass Menagerie with Ben Mendelsohn and  Sweet Bird of Youth with Guy Pearce and Wendy Hughes and QTC’s Female of the Species by Johanna Murray Smith.

Her opera productions include: a highly acclaimed production of Madame Butterfly for Seattle Opera, State Opera Company and New Zealand Opera, La Traviata for NZ Opera, State Opera of SA and Opera Queensland, The Turn of the ScrewThe Coronation of Poppea  and Brundibahr for the Victorian Opera.

Kate’s productions have won Helpmann and Green Room Awards.  Kate was a Finalist for Western Australian of the Year, Arts and Culture and the Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award for Best Director and a recipient of the Gielgud Award (US).  She has an MFA in Directing from University of California, Los Angeles and a BA in Creative Writing from Bard College.  She is a Fellow of UCLA, the Drama League, NYC and a graduate of the Williamson Leadership course.

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Just one week to go and we will be back on stage performing A Fortunate Life! Up to our 88th performance and we can’t wait to perform this season at the beautiful Grand Cygnet Cinema Como 😊 May 15, 16, 19 and 23
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These two glorious actors, Sophia Forrest and Darius Williams shine in I AND YOU. Lauren Gunderson’s play is absolutely stunning and a must see! 8-29 May at Burt Hall, 38 St George’s Terrace. Bookings www.theatre180.com.au
From America’s, currently, most produced and popular playwright, Lauren Gunderson, comes I and You.

This award-winning play makes it’s WA debut, in a double bill with The Children. A story with a twist which will leave you breathless, this play cannot be missed by theatre lovers. 
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A humorous, hopeful and courageous examination of what it means to take responsibility for your past and do something big for the future. 
8-29 May WA Premiere, Burt Hall, Perth
WRITER Lucy Kirkwood
DIRECTOR Stuart Halusz 
CAST Jenny Davis, Vivienne Garrett, Andrew Lewis
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I and You by Lauren Gunderson
Starring @sophia.forrest and @dariuswilliams_ 
Directed by Kate Cherry
A MUST SEE for anyone with teenagers and young adults in their lives or anyone who loves a story full of heart with a twist that will leave you gasping. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary production! Limited Perth season 8-29 May. 
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