Author
Kate Prior

Kate is a writer, producer, dramaturg, and performer working across theatre and film. She originally trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.

Kate has worked as an Arts Adviser at Creative New Zealand and in 2015 she completed a Master of Dramaturgy at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne. Kate also makes films and wrote and produced short film Eleven which screened at Berlinale 2014 and won Best Short Film Script and Best Short Film at the New Zealand Film Awards 2014.

She sometimes writes more on theatre here, you can read more about her film company here, follow her on twitter here, or email her here.

Latest Articles:
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
Read Time: 30 mins
FAFSWAG have had a big year. As their third Basement...
Theatre
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
By Kate Prior
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
Read Time: 9 mins
In this essay for a younger reader, Kate Prior explores...
Theatre
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
By Kate Prior
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
Read Time: 21 mins
Kate Prior is excited about the publication of the...
Theatre
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
By Kate Prior
Take Me To Your Lieder: A Review of The Winterreise Project
Read Time: 5 mins
UnstuckOpera present their second work, an intimate...
Theatre
Take Me To Your Lieder: A Review of The Winterreise Project
By Kate Prior
Relax, Don't Do It: A Review of Pleasuredome
Read Time: 11 mins
The big-budget 80s spectacle currently playing in...
Theatre
Relax, Don't Do It: A Review of Pleasuredome
By Kate Prior
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Read Time: 5 mins
Kate Prior reviews new work from Ash Jones and Arlo...
Theatre
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
By Kate Prior
The Director's Stills: Jackie van Beek and The Inland Road
Read Time: 5 mins
Jackie van Beek's debut feature has its New Zealand...
Screen
The Director's Stills: Jackie van Beek and The Inland Road
By Kate Prior
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Read Time: 6 mins
Kate Prior rediscovers the poetry of 'When Sun and...
Theatre
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
By Kate Prior
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior finds the new work from Red Leap Theatre...
Theatre
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
By Kate Prior
We Strive To Please: An Interview with Pop-up Globe's Miles Gregory
Read Time: 47 mins
As the Pop-up Globe's second season starts to wind...
Theatre
We Strive To Please: An Interview with Pop-up Globe's Miles Gregory
By Kate Prior
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
Read Time: 8 mins
Ruia Taitea Creative on translating plays into Te...
Theatre
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
By Kate Prior
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys
Read Time: 20 mins
Kate Prior went to Auckland Theatre Company's production...
Theatre
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys
By Kate Prior
The Play in the Playground: The New Zealand Play and Playwriting in Schools
Read Time: 19 mins
Theatre
The Play in the Playground: The New Zealand Play and Playwriting in Schools
By Kate Prior
They Have Some Shit To Say: Creating Work with Young People
Read Time: 16 mins
This weekend ATC's Here and Now Festival opens at...
Theatre
They Have Some Shit To Say: Creating Work with Young People
By Kate Prior
Porn-on-Tap and the Father of Modern Drama: A Review of 'Peer Gynt [recycled]'
Read Time: 10 mins
In Peer Gynt [recycled], New Zealand playwright Eli...
Theatre
Porn-on-Tap and the Father of Modern Drama: A Review of 'Peer Gynt [recycled]'
By Kate Prior
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 22 mins
Cellfish, a new play created by Miriama McDowell,...
Theatre
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
By Kate Prior
A Dramaturgy of Sound: On Complicite's 'The Encounter' and Being Alone Together
Read Time: 16 mins
For the first time ever, groundbreaking British theatre...
Theatre
A Dramaturgy of Sound: On Complicite's 'The Encounter' and Being Alone Together
By Kate Prior
SCUM and Bluebells: The New Poetics of Alice Birch
Read Time: 10 mins
A manifesto exploding the legacy of language, Revolt...
Theatre
SCUM and Bluebells: The New Poetics of Alice Birch
By Kate Prior
Loud in the Cheap Seats: November Theatre Roundup
Read Time: 11 mins
Kate Prior shakes down the month in theatre and sees...
Theatre
Loud in the Cheap Seats: November Theatre Roundup
By Kate Prior
Love, Disorder and Ancient Histories
Read Time: 12 mins
In a new version of Medea, we find ourselves in a...
Theatre
Love, Disorder and Ancient Histories
By Kate Prior
How Can I Hate Him if I Don’t Understand Him? On David Greig’s The Events
Read Time: 13 mins
Kate Prior on David Greig's play, The Events.
Theatre
How Can I Hate Him if I Don’t Understand Him? On David Greig’s The Events
By Kate Prior
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