Cat Gerrard (she/her; GB/DE) is a storyteller, dramaturg, puppeteer and facilitator from the UK, based in Berlin. She trained in acting at Drama Studio London and later in collaborative performance-making at LISPA (now Arthaus Berlin). Cat’s work is multi-disciplinary and always created in an intuitive, collaborative, devised process. Important works include: “If The Bull Won’t Come” (Adi Weinberg); “The Fantasist” (Theatre Témoin); “Cycles of the Southern Wild” (TailSpin); “Somewhere, Maybe Here” (Cat Gerrard); “Maite” (Uluak Teatro).
At the heart of Cat’s work is story – from the personal to the mythic, the individual to the collective. She circles around how we embody story, how we can develop a metaphorical kind of thinking, experiencing and transmission of artistic work. She was Artistic Director of TailSpin, which ran a monthly storytelling night and annual festival in London for five years, creating space for performers to experiment and play with their craft and with story.
Photo by Adi Weinberg
As a dramaturg – primarily in theatre and dance - and facilitator, Cat’s work seeks to integrate the various elements of a process: to include the dynamics and interplay between the personal, interpersonal and transpersonal elements that are in each creative process.
Her creative work is consistently intertwined with community-building. She has built a hub in a strong network of collaborators, venues and community in Potsdam, Berlin, UK and the Basque Country. Cat mentors, curates and teaches various workshops (both online and off) and is a regular teacher at Arthaus Berlin and Cours Florent, Berlin.