Katy Maudlin is a theatre and opera director with a strong focus on collaboration, musicalized theatre processes and female dramaturgies. She has worked extensively across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. In 2018 she has directed Right Now by Catherine Anne-Toupin, with Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, AntigoneX by Zachary Dunbar (Theatre Works, Midsumma 2018) and been dramaturge on Apokalypsis (Next Wave Festival).
She was the 2017 Graduate Director at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre. In 2016 she completed her Masters at the Victorian College of the Arts. While there Katy undertook a secondment with Katie Mitchell, on Lucia Di Lammermoor, at the Royal Opera in London and travelled to Rijeka for a residency with the Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište). There she worked with director Oliver Frljić on Our Violence, Your Violence, which was performed as part of the 2016 Vienna Festwochen and also as an assistant director to Marin Blazevic on Handel’s Giulio Cesare. She has worked as an assistant director to Clare Watson on Lungs at Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) and i saw the second one hit (St Martins Youth Arts).
Katy has taught with St Martins Youth Arts, ATYP, The Actors’ Program (NZ), Auckland University, PIPA (NZ), Northland Youth Theatre (NZ), Hawkins Youth Theatre (NZ) and Shopfront.
She has been the recipient of the Melbourne Global Scholars Award (2016) and the Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship (2015).