Kath Papas

Kath Papas

Senior Producer APAM

First Nations Lead – Senior Producer

A partnership between ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and the APAM Office.

Kath is honoured to be working under the leadership of the APAM Culture Council, with fellow producer Sarah Bell, to facilitate the APAM First Nations Lead program.

Since establishing Kath Papas Productions in 2009, Kath’s collaborations with artists have taken focused on intercultural and interdisciplinary performance practices grounded in dance and theatre. She has developed and presented performances and co-productions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Latin America. Kath produced three editions of the National Dance Forum (2011, 2013, 2015 – the last co-produced with Kristy Ayre), and the Arts Learning Forum (2015, co-produced with Josh Wright), and, for Artistic Merit, was consulting producer for VicHealth’s Arts About Us program. Kath is also Creative Producer with leading performance company, Finucane & Smith.  Prior to her full-time producing focus, she was Director/CEO of Ausdance Victoria, leading industry development initiatives and major creative projects for 7 years.

Kath is a current Board member of St Martins Youth Theatre, a former Deputy Chair of Next Wave, and former Chair of the Dance Panel of the Green Room Awards.


Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti