Kate Bradnam Theatre Practitioner
Trained at Rose Bruford College (London) and La Real Escuala Superior de Arte Dramatico (Madrid), I cut my teeth as a performer working for a number of different Theatre Companies in a variety of productions both nationally and internationally. I also create my own work as an artist, past performance have included Architecture:Theatre The Journey; a commission born from a residency at Contact Theatre.
Following a slight creative shift I am now focusing towards directing. My professional artistic practise is diverse but has always been linked within the North West community and I have worked extensively with young people and adults in a variety of settings including Schools and Colleges, Prisons and Secure Units, Hospitals, arts venues and within the community itself. Alongside directing I also facilitate workshops which encourage participants to release their creative potential and to nurture and develop existing skills. Further, I work in consultation with organisations and businesses to help them to engage more effectively with creativity and young people.
Recent collaborations with The BBC, Hull Truck Theatre, Community Arts North West, The Royal Exchange and Contact Theatre have been exciting opportunities to direct theatre pieces with non-professional young people. I have a solid belief that ‘community practise’ of this kind should be a high quality artistic experience for all involved, from participant to audience. The pieces I create with young people are informed by my professional experience and aim to be ambitious, the highest artistic quality possible and accessible to all.
I am really excited to be working in partnership with YPAC as their resident Creative Practitioner. The team are so open to new creative ideas and we are excited to establish firm roots with the YPAC youth theatre company. Watch this space!