The Blue Room Theatre appoints Katt Osborne as Executive Director

The Blue Room Theatre Katt Osborne - photo by Ryan SandilandsActing in the role since April, the board of The Blue Room Theatre has announced it has appointed Katt Osborne as its permanent Executive Director.

“We are delighted that Katt will lead The Blue Room through these unprecedented and challenging times,” said Shane Colquhoun, Chair of The Blue Room Theatre. “As a theatre maker with a wealth of arts management experience, she is an impressive champion for our sector.”

Katt has been working at the heart of WA’s performing arts sector for over ten years, most notably as The Last Great Hunt’s inaugural general manager and co-founding artist.

“Katt’s career started at The Blue Room in 2008,” said Colquhoun. “It is a tribute to the breadth and depth of her skills – and to the role The Blue Room plays in starting, building and nurturing arts careers – that she is returning to lead the organisation at such a significant time.”

On her appointment as permanent Executive Director, Katt remarked on the challenges and opportunities ahead of The Blue Room Theatre. “This appointment is an enormous privilege. I owe my start to The Blue Room, and I am honoured to have been trusted with guiding it through a disruptive time for the arts.”

“The Blue Room has so much goodwill at its back,” said Katt. “We have a responsibility to our artists and audiences to seize every opportunity we can.”

“Today’s crises require mapping out a path not simply to recovery, but to an even more vibrant future for the performing arts. What we’ve all endured through this pandemic makes the irreplaceable energy of live performance essential. I intend to help local independent artists lead the recovery,” said Katt.

For more information, about The Blue Room Theatre, visit: www.blueroom.org.au for details.

Image: Katt Osborne – photo by Ryan Sandilands

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