British born Kate Hannah Papi is an actor, workshop facilitator and the co-director of the Au Brana Centre in Southern France. Kate studied European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford, graduating in 2003 with a first class degree for her research into psychophysical training for actors. In 2004, Kate was invited to study in Poland with the internationally acclaimed company Teatr Piesn Kozla as a student on their new masters course in association with MMU. She graduated with Distinction.
Kate co-founded OBRA with whom she has directed Fragments, a bi-lingual stage adaptation of Roland Barthes’, The Lover’s Discourse and Ted Hughes’ Gaudete for an international cast. She directed Comme une Poisson sans Bicyclette for the Gers Social Services alongside multiple projects with youth. Kate has guest directed for Nick Young at the Bristol Old Vic, with mingbeasts, at South Bank University and collaborates with VIDEOFEET in their digital media hybrid project Thadows Loom as actress and movement director. She is currently developing a series of short films entitled Ex-Situ in collaboration with VIDEOFEET in response to the changing architecture of the Occitanie Region. Kate leads workshops in OBRA’s approach for children, students and professionals across Europe