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Rosie Kat

Director Cardiff

Rosie Kat (she/her) is a theatre and opera director who has worked in many cities in the UK.

Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Rosie studied singing with Austin Gunn and frequently performed with Rocket Opera Company. She holds a Diploma in classical singing.

She studied Drama in Birmingham, where she established Squillo Opera Company, a group committed to accessible opera performance by emerging artists. She also participated in events run by Birmingham Opera Company and the RSC, developing her love of opera and Shakespeare. Rosie assisted acclaimed opera director Keith Warner on Scoring a Century for British Youth Opera in 2019.

Rosie spent a year working with Leeds Youth Opera, running weekly rehearsals for performances in the Carriageworks Theatre. She also set up a successful series of free weekly ZOOM workshops for young performers during COVID-19 lockdown.

Rosie studied MA Opera Directing in Cardiff under Martin Constantine and she is still based in the Welsh capital today.

Credits

DIRECTOR, Leeds Youth Opera Online Workshops, 3 months, 2020
WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, The Mikado Is Watching You, lockdown youtube film, 2020
DIRECTOR, The Enchanted Pig, Carriageworks Theatre, 2020
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Don Giovanni, Carriageworks Theatre, 4 nights, 2020
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Scoring A Century, Peacock Theatre - British Youth Opera, 4 shows, 2019
DIRECTOR, A Little Night Music, Barber Institute of Fine Art, 3 nights, 2019
DIRECTOR, Rita, The Woodman, 3 nights, 2019
DIRECTOR, He do the police in different voices, Selly Manor, 1 night, 2019
DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT, HMS Pinafore, Berwick Festival Opera / Rocket Opera, The Maltings Theatre Berwick, 2018

Training

MA Opera Directing RWCMD
BA Drama with English Literature 2017-20 Birmingham University
British Youth Opera trainee director scheme 2019 - 8 weeks

Workshops include:
Owen Horsley from the RSC, Martin Constantine from ENO, Peter Ford from Black Cat Opera, Matteo Dalle Fratte of Melofonetica, Nia Lynn from the RSC, Sarah Jane Scaife on Beckett, Walrus Theatre, and Samling Academy Opera.

Experience

1-2 years

Skills

Acting
Devising
Dialect / Voice Direction
Music - Can learn by ear
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing
Performance Art
Site Responsive/Immersive
Teaching
Video Design
Working with Young People