Film, TV & Theatre
Kat started as an actor working for Northern Broadsides, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hull Truck, York Theatre Royal. She has worked in Audio Production in partnership with Audible and has also written and directed large scale immersive experiences nationally.
Kat is born and based in Bradford working on a slate of projects and ideas across film, theatre and television. She made it to the final 4% of 2019 BBC Writers Room for Drama and has been Shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama.
Kat is the writer in Residence at Sneaky Experience. She has also worked with Out of Joint workshopping her play £1 Thursdays. She was commissioned by the Bronte Society for her co-written play Jane Hair and is currently working on a commissioned audio series with Audible as well as MyDG, online content with BBC Children’s.
Kat is currently on The Bank at Sheffield Theatres, a 14-strong cohort of writers, directors and producers who are supported and mentored by the theatres.
In 2020 Kat was announced as the inagural winner of the Kay Mellor Fellowship, giving her the unique opportunity to develop a stage play at Leeds Playhouse and a TV project at Rollem Productions.
She is also currenty on the BBC Writersroom Northern Voices, a year-long development programme with the BBC.
For Acting enquiries please contact BWH.
New series at treatment stage
*Shortlisted BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama
Interactive Online content partnered with The Dumping Ground TV Series
COME TO WHERE I AM
Paines Plough / Sheffield Theatres
Short play commission
Hull Truck / Bronte School House / Barnsley Civic
PICK N MIX
Full-length play in development
Audio Drama Pilot Commission
Script Yorkshire / BBC Radio
1 x 10'
New Creatives / Tyneside Cinema / BBC Arts
Audio Drama Commission.
NOTES TO THE FORGOTTEN SHE-WOLVES
1 x 15' Monologue Commission performed in Jan/Feb 2020 at Sam Wannamaker
£1 THURSDAYS (Rehearsed Reading)
Out of Joint
Dir. Kate Wasserberg
The Brontë Society
Site specific production touring hair salons in Bradford, commissioned by The Brontë Society
TALES OF GRIMM WOOD
Leeds Town Hall
3 x 30' plays
BFI / Live Cinema / Lawrence Batley Theatre
Immersive promenade performance culminating in a scripted performance at the Lawrence Batley Theatre prior to screening of the feature film Suffragette.
'It’s important that people feel that theatre is relevant to them and, from the moment we met Kat, we knew she could write for the world we live in now. She has a real warmth and energy to her that I find inspiring, and I’m excited by the way she talks about infusing her work with elements of her own experiences. She has a really clear voice and her passion for writing comes through on the page. She’s obviously hungry to get started and I personally cannot wait to work with Leeds Playhouse to develop this new Yorkshire voice.' - Kay Mellor (Band of Gold, Fat Friends and The Syndicate)
‘Kat Martin has a really fresh, funny and grounded voice. Full of heart and exactly the sort of writer that is missing from the current TV drama scene she works hard and with a bit of nurturing could easily become a contender to the new breed of Northern voices following in the steps of Sally Wainwright and Kay Mellor.’ - Jemma Rodgers, Red Productions (Happy Valley, Years and Years)
‘Kat’s work has a humour, rootedness and truth that is reminiscent of the great Andrea Dunbar, with whom she shares a home town. Her play £1 Thursdays is a raw and compassionate coming of age story that has the potential to connect with audiences hungry to see their own experiences reflected on the stage, and has special relevance to that sought after thing in the theatre - a young audience. Hers is the voice of a Britain we rarely hear – female, northern, working class, funny and furious.’ - Kate Wasserberg, Out of Joint Theatre (Rita Sue and Bob Too, Consent)