CAT GERRARD is a storyteller, performance-maker and teacher from London, based in Berlin. She trained at Drama Studio London and later at LISPA (now Arthaus Berlin), where she has been part of the core teaching team since 2016.
She has toured Europe with solo work and with various puppetry, physical theatre and storytelling ensembles, including Theatre Témoin, Ulua(k) Teatro and Pandvani 108. Current productions include: Somewhere, Maybe Here with Lionel Ménard.
Photo by Valeria Tomasulo
Cat’s teaching always puts the body and stories at the centre of the process. Key questions that run through her teaching include: What stories do we need now? How can we sit with images and have an embodied dialogue with stories? What is the work of being an artist?
Cat is artistic director of storytelling company TailSpin, which held monthly and annual storytelling events in London between 2010 and 2015. TailSpin provided a space for those working with stories to investigate the edges of what storytelling might be. The company is currently taking some time to lie fallow before it emerges again in Berlin in 2021.