Stage Director

Kate Budgen


Kate trained at Birkbeck College and on the NT Studio Directors course. She was Associate Director at Shropshire based Pentabus Theatre from 2008-2011 and Creative Associate at the Bush Theatre from 2010-2011. She came runner up in the JMK Directors Award in 2010 with The Hairy Ape.

In 2019 she will direct The Importance of Being Earnest at the Watermill and she is the Associate Director on The Girl From The North Country for its run in Toronto.

Directing credits include: Anything is possible if you think about it hard enough (Vaults Festival), No Place for a Woman (Theatre 503), Punk Rock (Guildford School of Acting), Anne Boleyn (RWCMD), Strong Arm (Underbelly/Old Vic New Voices), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), Rigor Mortis (Papatango/Finborough), Crossed Keys (Eastern Angles), Bedbound (Lion and Unicorn). She regularly works at Arts Educational Schools, directing Astronauts, How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, There is A War, Machinal, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning and Love and Money. She has been a Connections Director for the National Theatre Connections Festival since 2011. She has been a visiting tutor at the Actors Centre and worked extensively for the Almeida Theatre Participation Department from 2007-2016. She has worked as an Assistant Director for The Gate Theatre, The Almeida, The Opera Group, Pentabus Theatre, the Bush Theatre and for Opera North. She was the Associate Director on The Cripple of Inishmaan for the Michael Grandage Company in 2013.

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