Dr Kate Hunter is an artist, theatre-maker, writer and researcher who makes cross-disciplinary work that is stimulated by investigations into biomedical science, the body, the senses, diseases and dying, autobiography, talking to herself, sadness, and the strange territory of memory. She is interested in relationships between the brain and the body,
embodied cognition, and its relevance to physical theatre trainings and improvisation. Current works draw on Kate’s developing interest and expertise in juxtaposing technologies,
storytelling and the live body with installation, sound and cardboard cutouts.
Recent works include Sonic Shoebox (La Mama WarRak/Banksia Festival 2021), Fugue State (Live Works 2020), and Earshot (45downstairs 2017, Due West 2019). Kate has trained extensively in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Viewpoints and Composition. She has studied in New York with Anne Bogart and SITI Company, the UK with Ruth Kanner and Andrew Morrish, and with acclaimed theatre director Richard Schechner. She is an active researcher and scholar, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Performance Studies) and a Graduate Diploma of Movement and Dance from the University of Melbourne. Kate was the recipient of a Vice Chancellors Postgraduate Research Award in 2009, enabling her to undertake a PhD in Performance Studies at Victoria University, where she explored the relationship between memory, neuroscience and performance-making. She is currently Lecturer in Art and Performance at Deakin University.
Kate is Writer-in-residence for 2022 Hi-Viz Satellites.
View her website: katehuntertheatre.com