Kate Heffernan

International Mentorship & Bursary 2014/2015
Mentor: Tim Crouch


Kate Heffernan (photo by Senija Topcic)

Writer Kate Heffernan’s In Dog Years I’m Dead (MIRARI Productions) was produced during Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 and was a winner of the Stewart Parker Trust’s Emerging Playwright Award. Kate has worked in diverse roles for the past decade, in varied writing, editing, administrative, producing, design, dramaturgical and production capacities for Project Arts Centre, Theatre Lovett, Ten Days on the Island Tasmania, Dublin Theatre Festival, The Ark A Cultural Centre for Children and Dunamaise Arts Centre. From 2011-2014, she was an Assistant Producer at Project Arts Centre, working on Project Catalyst: a resource-sharing initiative which supports a diverse group of independent artists in the creation, development and presentation of new work. An Associate Artist and close collaborator with Theatre Lovett, she is also the writer and designer of their acclaimed Trumpeter show programme series. Kate took part in The Next Stage 2013 (Dublin Theatre Festival and Theatre Forum Ireland’s artist development programme), and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin Schools of English (BA) and Drama (MPhil).

For Pan Pan’s International Mentorship & Bursary Programme 2014/2015 with Tim Crouch as mentor, Kate will be investigating Montague: a former hotel on the outskirts of her hometown, where her parents celebrated their wedding reception, and which is now operated by the Reception and Integration Agency (as a Direct Provision centre for asylum seekers)