ABOUT

ABOUT

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Welcome to Steps and Holes Theatre Company. I'm Kate, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Company. I'm also the person you see face planted on the giant white parachute. I feel this photo is an accurate representation of the kind of work we make; playful and physical, highly visual, often ridiculous, usually existential, but always in service of a story.

The company was created in 2017 as a point from which collaboration with like-minded artists could occur, as well as offering creative learning for young actors. Our work is based on the European traditions of clown and the poetry of physical language. We employ a collaborative approach to devising theatre, starting with physical improvisations and often a composer to create a musical landscape.

We are passionate about theatre being distinct from other forms of entertainment and seek to create work which offers people something they cannot receive from screen, something that requires an audience to be fully engaged and above all gives us a shared experience of what it is to be human.

 

 
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KATE WALDER

Artistic Director and Founder
Kate is a theatre-maker, actor and director based in Sydney, Australia. A graduate of Ecole Philippe Gaulier and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (BA Music Theatre), she has created and performed work for Legs on the Wall (The Raft CD), Old Fitz Theatre (BAD), Old 505 Theatre (Satellite, Roomba Nation), The Eternity Playhouse (Lost in Space WITS Festival Fatale), The Seymour Centre (Sydney University Best of Revue 2019: The Void), Ricca Ricca Festival Japan (The Story of the Little Gentleman), Adelaide Fringe (BAD), Melbourne Fringe (Lost in Space), Sydney Fringe (Le Voyage), the Soho Theatre London and Edinburgh Fringe (La Dispute) and for cabaret events across Sydney. She was Assistant Director for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (VIC Theatre Company at MTC), and ATYP's award winning production of Spring Awakening. Kate co-created and performed the inaugural show from Steps and Holes Theatre Company, Le Voyage, which premiered at the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival and won the Critics Choice and the EDGE Artist Development Awards. Kate is currently in development for the company’s next work, Le Vide. She has recently received the ATYP Foundation Commission for her new play Soul-Trading which will premiere as part of ATYP’s 2020 Season at Griffin.