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Kate Burnett

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Biography

Kate Burnett is a freelance theatre designer and artist-in-education. Recent design work includes: "Beauty and the Beast" at the Library Theatre, Manchester and five Manchester Arts Education Festivals at the Forum and Contact Theatres. While Head of Design at Contact Theatre, she won the Manchester Evening News Award for her designs for "The Power of Darkness", "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Little Prince". She also won the Time Out Award for "Doctor Faustus" at the Young Vic, London. Other work includes: "The Little Mermaid" (Sheffield Crucible Studio); "Brighton Rock" (West Yorkshire Playhouse); "Mother Courage" and "The Day After Tomorrow" (National Theatre Education Department); and productions at Birmingham Rep, Liverpool Everyman, Leicester Haymarket.
Kate has also designed large scale performance projects for the Halle Orchestra, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, BBC Philharmonic and Glyndebourne Education Departments. She recently gained an MA in Art and Design in Education from The Institute of Education, University of London.

Kate is co-organiser of the 2D>3D exhibition, catalogue and education programme. She has organised and participated in two previous exhibitions for the Society of British Theatre Designers; MakeSpace!, which won the Gold Medal at the 1995 Prague Quadrennial, and "Time+Space at the Royal College of Art in 1999 and afterwards, the Theatre Museum in London.

Projects for 2002/3 include "Oklahoma!" for the National Youth Music Theatre and "Schweyck in the Second World War" at the Library Theatre, Manchester.