Co-ArtisticDirector of SNAFU - Producer of Epidermis Circus
Kathleen (she/her/they/them) lives, collaborates and creates new work on the territories of the WSÁNEĆ, Lkwungen & Wyomilth people. Kathleen’s interests and experience are in site-specific outdoor performance, shadow and object puppetry, clown, and reviving old stories. Kathleen has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria and studied at the Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive in 2012.
In 2013, Kathleen joined SNAFU Dance Theatre as Co-Artistic Director and has directed the premiere and workshop productions of many new works including Calling Home: Stories from Military Families (SNAFU, Belfry Incubator), Little Orange Man, Kitt & Jane, and Interstellar Elder (SNAFU), and I Have Seen Beautiful Jim Key (Intrepid Theatre). In 2015, Kathleen co-directed the smash-hit-remount of Lieutenant Nun, a site-specific spectacle where the audience moves through an old battlement, pageant style.
Kathleen joined the artistic team at William Head Prison as a facilitator, workshop leader, assistant director, projection designer, writer and performer for Time Waits for No One: A Prison Play (2014), HERE: A Captive Odyssey (2015) and The Crossroads: A Prison Cabaret (2018) alongside a team of incarcerated participants and outside artists. Kathleen directed and devised Sleeping Giants (2016) and The Emerald City Project (2019).
Kathleen also teaches play-building to kids ranging from 3 to 13. In the summer of 2018, Kathleen directed a rotating double cast of twenty teen performers in a site-specific performance of Concord Floral by Jordan Tannahill. This play was staged in an abandoned Department Store in Downtown Victoria and produced by SKAM.