Cathy Hunt is a director and dramaturg, who trained at The Victorian College of the Arts. There she directed Crave and held a Creative Graduate Scholarship.
Most recently, Cathy was director and dramaturg on Her Father’s Daughter (a new version of Hedda Gabler by Keziah Warner) performed as a site-specific production in Prahran Council Chambers with Hotel Now in May 2018. She also directed her first opera, Les Mamelles de Tiresias, for Lyric Opera at Chapel off Chapel in April 2018.
In 2017 she directed and developed Love/Chamberlain with Moral Panic as part of Ainslie + Gorman’s Ralph Indie 2017 season. She directed and wrote The Super Queer Murderess Show, co-created with Luisa Hastings Edge & Nate Gilkes (Melbourne Fringe 2017, Arts House). Cathy completed a directors’ attachment on Fraught Outfit’s Book of Exodus Part 2 with Adena Jacobs, part of the Theatre Works 2017 season.
In 2016 she directed Tiny Remarkable Bramble (Invisible Circus, KXT), Life Without Me (Illuminate Educate, Seymour Centre) and was dramaturg /outside eye on Shannon Loughnane’s The One for Melbourne Fringe, performed in a Brunswick croquet club for an audience of seven. She was Assistant Director on The Mill on the Floss, by Optic Nerve at Theatre Works.
In 2015 she directed Steppe in Newport railyards, Melbourne Fringe; co-devised Kafka Dances for Prague Quadrennial and completed Playwriting Australia’s Dramaturgy Mentorship. With Bec Allen Cathy formed The Impending Room to direct Judith, 2011 and Dangerous Lenses, 2012, remounting it for Melbourne Fringe 2013 at The Substation.
Cathy has been a longstanding teaching artist for La Mama and AMES’ theatre-making project with migrants and refugees. As character Ms Beige Brown, she has created an extensive poetic oeuvre and is currently Australia’s foremost overlooked feminist performance poet who has been railing productively against the patriarchy for decades.