Cathy Hunt is a director and dramaturg, who trained at the VCA. There she directed Crave and held a Creative Graduate Scholarship. Cathy’s arts practice involves collaborating with fellow theatre-makers to make work extending beyond current assumptions of what theatre is or could be. Her work explores heightened states through sound and music.
Work includes: Her Father’s Daughter – a version of Hedda Gabler, Hotel Now in Prahran Council Chambers, May 2018, Les Mamelles de Tiresias for Lyric at Chapel off Chapel in April 2018, Love/Chamberlain, Ralph Indie, Ainslie & Gorman, 2017 and The Super Queer Murderess Show, Melbourne Fringe 2017, Arts House which she co-created with Luisa Hastings Edge & Nate Gilkes.
Cathy directed Tiny Remarkable Bramble, Invisible Circus 2016, KXT and Life Without Me, Illuminate, Seymour Centre. She was dramaturg / outside eye on Shannon Loughnane’s The One, transforming a Brunswick croquet club into a Minnesota log cabin for Melbourne Fringe 2016. In 2015, she directed site-specific play Steppe, Melbourne Fringe, Newport railyards and co-devised Kafka Dances, Space Lab, Prague Quadrennial. With Bec Allen Cathy formed independent theatre company The Impending Room to direct Judith in 2011 and developed new work Dangerous Lenses, 2012, touring it to The Substation for Melbourne Fringe 2013. She held a six-month Dramaturgy Mentorship with Playwriting Australia / MTC in 2015 and was a PWA Dramaturgy intern in 2012.
Cathy completed a directors’ attachment on Fraught Outfit’s Book of Exodus Part 2 with Adena Jacobs and assistant directed for Tanya Gerstle on Optic Nerve’s The Mill on the Floss, both at Theatreworks. For La Mama she has been a teaching artist creating devised works (Back to the Future & Who’s the Best?) with migrants and refugees through AMES. She is a Theatre Works Associate Artist on Dybbuks, directed by Samara Hersch for Chamber Made.