Cat Gerrard

cat gerrard photo u7225Cat is a storyteller, theatre-maker and director based between Berlin and Wales. She trained at LISPA, Drama Studio London and the Young Vic Directors' Programme. With a love of physicality and cross-arts experiment, Cat blends narrative with many forms, including percussion, puppetry and cycling. Cat is Founder and Artistic Director of storytelling company TailSpin, with which she curates and MCs events across Europe, creating a space for innovation and play (including the Night of the Storyteller, The Story Bazaar festival and The TailSpin Cabaret). As a storyteller she is currently working with Tim Ralphs on The Four Chambers of the Heart, a panoply of traditional LGBQT love stories and ritual theatre. She is also currently directing and performing in her first short film, Mutilated World. She is a founder member of Impronta Teatro, appearing as part of the Lighten Up festival.

Performance credits include: The Tempest (Prospero/Caliban/Ferdinand, Crow Tree Theatre, Secret Spaces Tour), Theatre Témoin’s 5-star show The Fantasist (Edfringe 2012, 2013; UK/Ireland tour); Cycles of the Southern Wild (Storyteller, TailSpin, Blue Elephant Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim/Ghost of Christmas Present, Metal Rabbit, Old Red Lion Theatre); Epic Jukebox (Storyteller, Pandvani 108/The Crick Crack Club, Soho Theatre; Richmix). She was selected for the 2014 Young Vic Springboard programme for emerging directors. Directing credits include: Red Sky at Night (The Old Red Lion Theatre); The Odyssey (Northampton Univeristy); Smooth Landings (Michael Frayn Studio, Hampstead Theatre); Look, But You Must Leap (First Draft, The Horse).

You can follow Cat's work with Impronta Teatro on her new website: http://catgerrard.wix.com/home#!impronta-teatro/tud0z.

 

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