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Curriculum Vitae

Kathleen Burns

Actor / Improvisor / Singer

166cm / 5ft 5in
13 March 1986 (37 this year)
Eye Colour
Hair Colour
Red (naturally brown)
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Other Accents
Standard US, Southern US, Brooklyn, UK cockney, UK RP,
Vocal Range
Mezzo Alto



2012 Rapunzel Witch and Butler The Court Theatre, Dir. Dan Bain, Christchurch, NZ
2012 Space Bitches Venus Sparkles Bats Theatre Company, Dir. Hamish Parkinson, Wellington, NZ
2011 Midnight in Moscow Madeline Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbly, Christchurch
2011 Five Woman Wearing the Same Dress Meredith Fortune Theatre/Court Theatre, Dir. Lara McGregor, Dunedin/Christchurch
2011 Avenue Q. Bad Idea Bear, Mrs Thistletwat and Others Fortune Theatre , Dir. Shane Anthony, Dunedin
2011 The Truth Game Jo Pointer Fortune Theatre, Dir. Lara McGregor, Dunedin
2011 A Very Merry Scriptless Various The Court Theatre, Dir. Dan Pengelly, Christchurch, NZ
2010 Saving Grace Grace Court Theatre, Christchurch
2010 The Early Early Late Show: Off The Map Court Theatre, Dir. Brendon Bennetts, Christchurch
2010 The Perfumed Garden Aclima, Mary, Susie and Geraldine Court Theatre, Dir. Lara McGregor, Christchurch
2010 Austen Found Con Artists, Dir. Penny Ashton
2010 Jack and the Beanstalk Multiple Roles Court Theatre, Dir. Jon Pheloung, Christchurch
2009 BENT-A Little Gay Cabaret Dir. Leon V'and Veen Gibbon
2009 New Zealand Improv Festival Wellington
2009 The Early Early Late Show Court Theatre, Christchurch
2003-2012 Scared Scriptless
2003-2012 The Court Jesters Permanent Company Member
2003-2012 Corporate Entertainment Shows, Roaming Characters etc


2011 Ghost Shark 2; Urban Jaws Emily Morgan Mad Fox, Dir. Andrew Todd

Short Film

2010 I am Single (48hour Film) The Hunter TBALC, Dir. Andrew Todd
2009 Midnight Climax Better Paige TBALC, Dir. Andrew Todd
2009 Killing Innocence (48hour Film) Alex Puddle Frond Films, Dir. Lyndsay Guy


2007 Trusty Sidekicks Multiple Characters Appollyon Productions, Dir. Al Kincaid
2006 Rowdy Women Mary Dir. Amy Connor


2009 Visionslive! Multiple Characters Appollyon Productions, Dir. Dan Bain

Training & Education

2009 Mixed Ability Performing Arts Tony McCaffrey
2007-2009 Degree inn Musical Theatre Practice NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art)
2003-2009 Improvisation Masterclasses Keith Johnstone, Gary Jacobs, Patti Styles and Sean Kinley
2003 "A" Bursary


2010 I am Single - Nominated for Best Actress


Ukelele, rhythm guitar, piano, fire eating, puppetry, singing:Alto