Dr. Kat Henry is an Australian theatre director, performance artist, performance coach, and university lecturer. She has a Phd in Performance Philosophy and coordinates the Master of Theatre (Directing) course at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne.
She regularly directs theatre around the country, including productions at Queensland Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Chamber Opera, La Boite Theatre Company, Red Stitch Actors' Theatre, and Brisbane Powerhouse, among many others, and has been nominated for several Green Room and Matilda Awards.
2020 - ongoing: Coordinator Master of Theatre (Directing), VCA
2016 - 2018: National Artistic Team (Queensland Theatre)
2016 Women in Theatre Program (Melbourne Theatre Company)
2015 Women Directors’ Program (Melbourne Theatre Company)
2014 - 2015: Resident Director (MKA: Theatre of New Writing)
2012 and 2017: Artist in Residence (ZK/U, Berlin)
Theatre works include:
Neon Tiger (La Boite Theatre Company/Brisbane Powerhouse)
Constellations (Queensland Theatre);
Orphans (Queensland Theatre);
Mayakovsky (Sydney Chamber Opera);
Foxfinder (Red Stitch Actors' Theatre);
About Tommy (Red Stitch Actors' Theatre);
The Wind in the Willows (La Boîte Theatre Company),
The Son (Melbourne Theatre Company/CYBEC Electric),
Lord Willing and The Creek Don't Rise (MTC/MKA/NEON);
Neon Tiger (Brisbane Powerhouse commission);
Company (Watch This).
Performance Art works include:
Deliverance (Adelaide and Berlin);
Spinning (Canberra, Melbourne, Berlin);
2018 The Sound of a Finished Kiss, Brisbane Powerhouse
2011 Woyzeck, The Yashchin Ensemble, Brisbane Festival
2006-2014 Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall (Edinburgh, Brisbane, Canberra).
2018 Bundanon Trust - with composer Felicity Wilcox
2018 Darebin Arts Risk Residency
2017 ZK/U, Berlin
2015 A Month in the Country (Hothouse), MKA
2015 ZK/U, Berlin
2011 A Month in the Country (Hothouse)
2021 PhD (Performance Philosophy), Monash University
2014 Honours, 1st class, (Performance Philosophy), Monash Uni
2009 Postgraduate Diploma (Directing), NIDA
2008 B.A. (Religion), U.Q.
2002 Advanced Diploma of Acting, ACTT.
Kat has taught extensively for universities including NIDA, VCA Monash, QUT, and University of Queensland.