Katy studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, receiving a Master of Writing for Performance in 2012. Her plays have been presented across Australia and in Edinburgh as part of Festival Fringe. Katy received an AWGIE award for Best Children’s Theatre for her script, Reasons to Stay Inside and was nominated for a Green Room award for A Prudent Man. Her play, nest, recently made the long list of Theatre503’s Playwriting Award (UK) and is in rehearsal for its debut season in London with director Yasmeen Arden (Smalltruth Theatre). Plays include Spencer (Lab Kelpie at Chapel off Chapel), A Prudent Man (Winner – People’s Choice Award and WA Touring Award; Melbourne Fringe, 2016), Reasons to Stay Inside (Winner – Best Kids Show; Melbourne Fringe 2015 and Winner – Best Children’s Theatre; AWGIE, 2016), Dropped (Highly Commended – Best Emerging Writer; Melbourne Fringe 2013) and These are the isolate (Winner – Best Emerging Writer; Melbourne Fringe 2010). She is writing a commission for the Old Fitz’s New Voices Program (Sydney) and was selected to be a part of the Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Family Artist Program (Writer Development).
Her fiction has received the Rachel Furnai Prize for Literature (Lip Magazine) and
Overland Magazine Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize. She is currently working on her debut novel, Regime, to be published by Black Inc. Books in 2018.
She is a proud member of the Australian Writers’ Guild.