We are thrilled to announce Kath Papas as the new Senior Producer of Performing Lines Vic, as we say a temporary farewell the wonderful Samantha Butterworth as she heads off on maternity leave. Kath will be leading our projects and programs in Victoria from Naarm/Melbourne.
Kath is a leading independent producer bringing over 20+ years of experience, with extensive history in supporting the creation, realisation and touring of contemporary performance work by highly respected artists and companies. Kath has also done significant work at sector level, most recently over 4.5 years at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and APAM as Senior Producer mentoring emerging First Nations producers in international engagement.
Kath has developed a highly respected producing practice of diverse aesthetics, cross-cultural exchange and collaboration. She has worked extensively on collaborations, tours and festivals in Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and China, and grounds her practice in Australia’s geographic location within the Asia-Pacific. Through Kath Papas Productions (KPP), she works collaboratively with a group of outstanding established artists, collectives & companies whose work intersects with the burning issues of representation, self-determination, gender, spirituality, climate and environment.
“Kath is a longstanding colleague whose work I have always admired and who clearly aligns with our ambition for independent artists in Victoria. Her contribution will be a great asset to Performing Lines and I look forward to working with her more directly.” says Performing Lines Executive Producer Marion Potts. We are delighted to have Kath join the Performing Lines team, with her wealth of knowledge, community engagement and razor-sharp producing skills.