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Kate Nelson

Kate is Artistic Director of the award-winning, independent touring company Nutshell, which she founded in 2002. In addition to directing and producing, she lectures in Drama and Performance at Queen Margaret University. Her current research is in the fields of applied dramatic discourse analysis and in the benefit of the arts to rural economies. As part of her work at Queen Margaret, she has recently been awarded an Innovation Fellowship for 2021/2022. Kate has also worked as a freelance director and participatory arts practitioner in theatres across Scotland and the rest of the U.K. She served on the board of the Independent Theatre Council for 6 years and is currently a board member of Stage Directors U.K. and is a member of the Artistic Steering Group for Cumbernauld Theatre.