Kate Mulvany is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.
Kate has had two new plays premiere in 2019, her adaptation of Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart (STC) and her original work The Mares (Tasmanian Theatre Company). In 2018 Kate's adaptation of Ruth Park’s The Harp in the South (STC) premiered to much acclaim. The play was recently nominated for a Helpmann award for Best New Australian Work and won the Sydney Theatre Award for the same category. In 2017 Kate’s play The Rasputin Affair (Ensemble Theatre) was nominated for an AWGIE award. Her adaptation of Craig Silvey’s Jasper Jones premiered at Barking Gecko followed by productions at Belvoir Street, MTC, QT and STCSA.
Her autobiographical play The Seed (Belvoir St Theatre) won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Independent Production. With Kate performing in the play, it received great critical success, toured nationally and is being developed into a feature film. Co-written by Kate and Anne-Louise Sarks Medea (Belvoir St Theatre) was produced in 2012. The play won several awards including an AWGIE and five Sydney Theatre Awards and has been produced in Poland, London and Basel. Other works include; Masquerade (based on the book by Kit Williams), The Danger Age, Blood and Bone, The Web, Somewhere (co-written with Tim Minchin for the Joan Sutherland PAC) and Storytime, which won Kate the 2004 Philip Parsons Award.
Kate is also an award-winning stage and screen actor with credits with many of the major Sydney theatre companies and in many television dramas and films.