Cathy Petocz is a Canberra-based theatre practitioner – a playwright, performer, animateur, and pop musician. In 2013, Cathy produced, wrote and performed in two works for You Are Here: The Near and How – an installation theatre work created in collaboration with designer Imogen Keen, and a Judy Blume-themed girl band called Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. This grubby pop band toured to Melbourne’s Emerging Writers‘ Festival in 2014, featured in frankie magazine, and released an EP in August.
Cathy has worked with significant Canberra theatre companies: co-devised and performed in installation works and children’s theatre with serious theatre (Territory, 2014; Pea!, 2013; Void Without Void, 2011), performed science-based interactive plays with Boho Interactive (Word Play, 2013; True Logic of the Future, 2010), and created an electro-theatre work with young artists for Canberra Youth Theatre (Insomniac Attack, 2012). Cathy writes and sings in the new-folk band Burrows.
Cathy wrote her first major work Where I End & You Begin as a resident of The Hive, The Street Theatre’s writing program, which will be presented 18 – 26 October 2014. For more information, visit: www.thestreet.org.au for details.
|THE INITIATION by Cathy Petocz|