Kate Sulan is the founding Artistic Director of Rawcus, an award winning theatre company of performers with and without disability. Her work draws on dance, theatre and visual art disciplines and has been described as “a moving assertion of humanity with a wicked sense of humour”. Kate is a long-term collaborator with Back to Back Theatre. She was a co-devisor for Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, and has toured with the work as the show director to over 14 cities worldwide. She was the dramaturge for Back to Back’s Super Discount (STC, Malthouse). Kate directed Happiness 2010/11 (Maryanne Lynch) and Tame 2012/13 (Declan Greene) for Malthouse Theatre’s Suitcase Series. She has worked as a director and dramaturge with companies such as Malthouse Theatre, Restless Dance Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Stuck Pigs Squealing, The Women’s Circus and Theatre of Speed. In 2009, Kate created a work in Ahmedabad, India as part of an Asialink Performing Arts Residency. The work was a collaboration between Darpana Performing Arts Academy and performers from Apang Manav Mandal, a home for girls with physical disabilities. Kate was a board member of Next Wave Festival between 2006-2014 and was part of MTC’s Women Director’s Program 2014 and The Director’s Lab 2015.
Rawcus productions: DIRECTION: Flight (2000), Designer Child (2002), Born Rawcus (2003), Sideshow (2004), Boxset (2004), Not Dead Yet (2005), Collisions (2005), Rawcus at Artplay (2006), Hunger (2007), Heart of Another is Dark Forest (2008), Sticky (2009), Cherish (2010), Another Lament (2010, 2012), Accessible Flashmob (2011), Small Odysseys (2011), Catalogue (2015)
DRAMATURGE: Emporium of Treasures (2012), Imagine Me There (2012), Shadow Tales (2014)