04 Jun CAT MARTIN
PhD (Linguistics/Drama, Macquarie University), Power of Acting (Actors Centre)
Cat has worked extensively in theatre and television as a teacher, actor, writer, and director. A graduate of MSTYP herself, she has taught children’s and teenage drama classes at MSTYP for many years, as well as co-writing plays for the MSTYP children’s theatre, including Aladdin and King Arthur’s Quest. Cat has also written and directed a number of shows for the Babies Proms at the Sydney Opera House, including The Four Seasons. Cat has been the script producer for the internationally-acclaimed children’s television show, Hi-5 for 8 seasons. She has written 7 major stage shows for Hi-5, including the Helpmann award-nominated Space Magic. Other writing for children’s television incudes Toybox, Hiccup and Sneeze, Pipsqueaks, and Teddies (Channel 9). As an actor, Cat has a passion for Shakespeare. She recently appeared as ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare on the Green). She has also performed with Sport for Jove, Apocalypse Theatre, Harlos, and Bakehouse Theatre and she has appeared on Home and Away, Sunday Night and Review with Myles Barlow. Other highlights include performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2010) and the Adelaide Fringe (2011) in Shakespeare’s Mothers: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know (Straylight Productions). Cat has trained at the Actor’s Centre and holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics. She teaches courses in Drama and Creative Arts at Macquarie University.