Hello. I’m Kate Chapman. I have more than 20 years experience working in theatre, radio and the arts. I develop and produce new work for theatre. I make radio plays for the BBC, and have devised theatre and radio projects with many different people and groups. I also teach radio and theatre writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level and have taught acting for radio at 2 of the UK’s leading drama schools. I’m a coach and can support creative and professional development. I’m also a cyclist, an aunt, a cake lover and a hill stomper.
Theatres/companies I have worked with include Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Derby Theatre, Curve in Leicester, Royal and Derngate in Northampton, Talking Birds, Women and Theatre, Kali, New Perspectives and Eastern Angles. For three years I was director of Theatre Writing Partnership developing new work for theatre in the East Midlands.
I produce and direct radio drama for BBC Radio 4 and have been commissioned to make audio journeys in parks and city centres. I am currently associate producer with Monty Funk Productions.
I am a creative and dynamic manager of arts projects with a specialism in artist development and community-based work.
I am an experienced lecturer having taught writing for theatre and radio at graduate and postgraduate level at Wolverhampton University, Derby University and Central School of Speech and Drama.
I also work as an artist on engagement/education projects and have worked in many contexts in the last ten years including HMP Albany, the science department at Cardinal Newman School in Coventry, College High School and Warren Farm Primary School in Birmingham and Belton House in Grantham (National Trust).
Since 2005 I have been working with writer Charlotte Goodwin on a series of creative audio projects in the West Midlands. We have been commissioned by Midlands Arts Centre, Worcester Festival and Birmingham Rep.