Kate Gaul is a theatre and opera director, creative producer, festival director, and designer based in Sydney, NSW. She is a graduate of NIDA (Directing 1996) and Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co. 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 is 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 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, ENGKISH 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 assistant director of ATILLA, LOHENGRIN, RIGOLETTO (Opera Australia) AIDA, Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and revival director for the schools’ production By the Light of the Moon, and OZ Opera production of CARMEN, 2007.
Most recent directing credits include 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, which will have a national tour in 2023; and an opera/drama mash up based on the Jenet/Poulenc LA VOIX HUMAINE (2022) as part of The Flying Nun program. Kate also completed a play,GIRL RUNNING, BOY FALLING (Shortlisted for the Stoddard Playwright Award 2023). In the opera world Kate was resident director on Opera Australia’s LOHENGRIN, which starred Jonas Kauffman, and the revival director on ATTILA in October.