Living in Adelaide, Catherine trained as an actor at Flinders University Drama Centre (1979 -1982) and has worked as an actor, director and writer working in alternative, community and main stage theatre as well as in film and TV. She was Artistic Director of Feast Festival, Adelaide Queer Cultural Festival (2013 – 2015), Associate Director at State Theatre Company of South Australia (2011-12), Artistic Director of Vitalstatistix National Women’s Theatre (1996-2002), Artistic Director of Mainstreet Theatre based in the South East of South Australia in early 1990s. Catherine is currently a free- lance artist and spreads her time between directing and writing gigs around the country. She recently developed, dramaturged and directed Say No More – a multi-arts, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-lateral 3 country collaboration for Tutti Arts, The Georgetown Festival and OzAsia Festival.
In 2003 she was awarded The Centenary Medal for ‘the development of women artists in South Australia through Vitalstatistix’.
Catherine has been a member of the Management Committee of International Women’s Playwrights (2009-15) and was appointed as a Governor of the Board for State Theatre Company of South Australia (1996-2011), she is currently a Port Adelaide Arts Forum Board Member.