Kathy Petrakis

Director /Producer

Always a keen participant in the theatre and a natural leader, my directing debut was with the Genesian Theatre as an Assistant Director. From there, crash test drama - a short play competition - was my second outlet before directing and producing my own full length play, Black Rainbow. As my writing evolved into film, I directed and produced two short films of my own work. with a few still in development, as well as a film script that I will convert into a stage production. Then came my second original play Watch Me DAnce, followed by theatre and musical direction for community theatre where I hope there will be many more.

Having written multiple pilot scripts and having directed theatre plays, it was time to venture into film production. A couple of short films led the path with a few more to come! Both short films were written, directed and produced by me.

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The Appleton Ladies Potato Race - an Australian play by Melanie Tait, directed by Kathy Petrakis for Arts Theatre Cronulla May/June 2023

Priscilla, The Queen of the Desert, the Musical - presented by Regals Musical Society, Oct 2022 - directed by Kathy Petrakis

Midsummer Madness -  -original musical based on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. Directed by Katie Ord and Associate Director Kathy Petrakis Feb 2022, University of Sydney Drama Society

Singin' in The Rain   - presented by Rockdale Musical Society - director by Kathy Petrakis, March 2020

Watch Me Dance  -a stage production about dancers, written, directed and produced by Kathy Petrakis - Performed at Darling Quarter Theatre Sydney, Sept 27-29 2019

Black Rainbow – full length work, written, directed and produced by Kathy Petrakis  – Performed at Tap Gallery Aug 13-24 2014

Judge’s choice winner  - Crash Test Finalist – July 2014-  – Many Apps Make Light Work written by Bob Ballinger and directed by Kathy Petrakis

Short and Sweet director – Sydney 2014 – The High Road by Seth Freeman

Crash test finalist - Oct 2013 – Jail Birds written and directed by Kathy Petrakis

Crash test finalist - Aug 2013 – King of the Tip - directed by Kathy Petrakis

Best Director-Heat 2 - Crash test finalist -  Aug 2013 – Plane Crazy written and directed by Kathy Petrakis

Assistant Director – Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie – Genesian Theatre – July – August 2013

Assistant Director – The Young Idea by Noel Coward – Genesian Theatre – February – May 2013