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Position: Director

Cat Quigley is delighted to be joining BSMTC Juniors as Director after being in the adult group, Bishop’s Stortford Musical Theatre Company (BSMTC) for over ten years.

Cat has enjoyed various roles such as Costume Manager, PR and Marketing Manager, Committee Social Secretary, writing shows, directing for BSMTC and of course playing many chorus and character roles, so will be able to bring a vast knowledge and enthusiasm to BSMTC Youth.

As well as BSMTC, Cat is an active member other Bishop’s Stortford drama groups and has recently had two of her plays she wrote, performed with Contexture and at Theatre In The Fields. She also enjoys acting with Water Lane Theatre Company.

Cat has a BA in Media Performance from Salford University where she specialised in Theatre Performance and Scriptwriting, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and a further Digital Marketing qualification in PR and Marketing. Professionally she works as a PR and Marketing Specialist and has worked at the BBC, Virgin Atlantic and now specialises in beauty and tanning with JK Beauty. Cat is also a Spotlight member and regularly attends RADA and theatre workshops to keep practising her love of acting.

Cat has an enhanced DBS check and official Chaperone License from Hertfordshire Council and has previously enjoyed chaperoning the members of BSTMC Youth group.

Cat is looking forward to working with this new Bishops Stortford Academy of Performing Arts group and hopes to inspire, energise and get the best out of the young performers of tomorrow! Most of all she hopes to show that drama is fun and a great confidence booster for any child.