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Kathryn Bracht

Theatre Department, Department Head
Associate Professor

Office: RC 274
E-mail: kathryn.bracht@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5590

Research interests
Physical theatre, ethnographic theatre, solo performance, devising, new play development, acting and directing.

Kathryn Bracht is an Associate Professor in the Theatre Department in the faculty of Media, Art, and Performance where she teaches acting, directing, and devising. She received her BFA (Acting) from UBC, and her MFA (Directing) from the University of Alberta, and has appeared professionally in theatre as an actor and director across Western Canada. She has recently extended her practice-based creative research into playwriting and devising been She participated in the Persephone Theatre’s 2017 – 2018 Playwright’s Unit with her one-act play Draw Near, which culminated in a staged reading in the Tasty Bits series at the Saskatchewan Playwright’s Centre’s Spring Festival of New Plays. In October of 2018 she was honored to be selected from over 300 international playwrights to have her latest work-in-progress Seed performed in a staged reading at the Women Playwright’s International Conference in Santiago, Chile.

ACCREDITATION
  • MFA (University of Alberta) 1996
  • BFA (University of British Columbia) 1992
WORKS OF NOTE
  • Artistic Associate:  Axis Theatre Company, Vancouver. (2012/13)
  • Director: Gramma, by Maki Yi, new work produced at The Regina International Fringe Festival (2012)
  • Director: Demolotics, by Ryan Griffiths, new work produced by the Saskatchewan Playwright’s Centre (2012)
  • Director: The Queens, by Normand Chaurette for the graduating B.F.A. acting class. (2011)
  • Actor: (Principal) InSecurity “The Doctor” CBC Television/Verite Productions, Rob DeLint, Dir. (2010)
  • Director and Dramaturg: Radiant Boy, by Daniel MacDonald, for the graduating B.F.A. acing class. (2009)
  • Actor: (Principal) Corner Gas “Top Gum” Verite/Prairie Pants for CTV (2008)
  • Actor: (Principal) Little Mosque on the Prairie “Rival Imram”  CBC, Dir. Paul Fox (2008)
  • Actor: (Principal) Velocity by Daniel MacDonald, Directed by Jen Tarver for The Saskatchewan Playwright’s Centre (2007)
  • Writer, Producer: signs: the monologue in five voices, a multi-disciplinary exploration of the monologue (2006)
  • Actor: (Principal) Redemption, a series for SCN produced by Redemption Films and created/directed by Daniel MacDonald and Larry Bauman. (2005)
  • Director:  Is There Bingo in Heaven?  by Penny Gummerson for The Vancouver Playwright’s Centre’s New Play Festival. (2005)
  • Actor: (Principal) What Remains Human, a short film by Maureen Bradley, produced by Firehorse Productions.  (2004)
  • Actor:  MacGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and Gas by Daniel MacDonald, produced by The Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre’s Spring Festival of new plays.  (2003)
  • Actor: Apple by Vern Thiessen, produced by Borrowed Time Theatre (2002)
  • Director: Big Baby by Frank Moher for The Vancouver New Play Festival (2002)
  • Director: Walt by Lloyd Deshaye and Jane's Thumb by Kelly Jo Burke for The Saskatchewan Playwright's Festival (2002)
  • Actor: On The Line, The Globe Theatre's Festival of New Saskatchewan Playwrights (2002)
  • Narrator: On-air reading of "Kola, Ticks" for CBC Radio, aired October, 2001
  • Guest Director, Playwright's Theatre Centre New Play Festival, Vancouver (1998-2000)
  • Founding Member, Performer and Director with Full House Theatre Company, Vancouver, BC. (1989 - 1994)
  • Dramaturgical support and a staged reading of "Surfaces", her one-act play named a winner in the one-act playwriting competition sponsored by The Playwright's Theatre Centre, Vancouver, BC (1992)
  • Founding Member & Performer in Bard on the Beach (performed Helena in "Midsummer Night's Dream") (1990)