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Kate Walder returns to AussieTheatre as a regular columnist. Drop in weekly for a coffee with Kate…

Goodbye Bruce, or Hello new beginnings

Hello everyone and welcome to the weird and wonderful workings of my mind after three weeks of Philippe Gaulier.Let’s cut to the chase; I don’t know who I am anymore. I mean, I still...

Clowning around in gay (and European) Paris

Bonjour! Oui oui! Je suis à Pareeeeeeee!Translation: I’m in Paris. I can’t believe it. I don’t know how I ended up here. The last few months just flew; I had a birthday, did a...
Scripts

So you want to be a Gangnam Styling Unicorn. Or, writing theatre for kids

Hi everyone,Well, it happened again. Last week I found myself at my computer with four scripts to write for the classes I teach. Last time this happened, I wrote the most brilliant musical parody...

Send in my clown, Martha the Unavoidable

Good morning all!I hope you've had a lovely week. I've had a great one. Except for the part where I caught the bubonic plague and had to shoot new headshots with half the skin...

How to write a show in 5 steps

Hi everyone,The moment of truth has come. I've explored picking a theme each week. I've explored being irreverent and self-deprecating and I've explored being profound. AND I'M BORED WITH THEM ALL. I have been...
Kate Walder

Defining yourself as an artist: or how we can contribute to our collective creative...

You know who I love? Theatre makers. People who make new theatre. People who say “I’m not sitting around waiting for someone else to employ me anymore. I’m going to write something myself. Or...

Creativity – What is it?

Hi everyone.Creativity seems to be the flavour of the month at the moment. Sometimes all I’m thinking about is paying bills, sometimes I spend several weeks mulling over a failed romance and sometimes I’m...

The benefit of 20/20 hindsight

Now, it is well known that I like to write columns about the past. I’m a sucker for over-analysing by-gone events and discovering the wisdom of hindsight. Also I like to ignore the present...

Searching for bandaids

Dearest Column Dwellers,I think I owe you an explanation. It has come to my attention and undoubtedly yours, that I have become quite an unreliable columnist. Remember the good old days of 2009 when...

Priorities

Hi all!Apologies for my irregular appearances of late. I know it’s not fair of me to be so hot and cold. It’s like I burst into your life and you get all excited again...
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