Kath Burlinson


Kath is the creator and director of the Authentic Artist Collective, prior to which she co-founded The Weird Sisters theatre company with Alison Goldie, winning 5 international Fringe Festival awards. She helped launch BYMT in 2004 and has since devised and directed many shows for the company.

Kath spent 8 years lecturing in English & Drama at the University of Southampton and has a PhD in Victorian poetry. She is a published writer and poet, has stage, TV, film and radio credits and won a Manchester Evening News Award for her solo show, ‘The Mother’s Bones.’

Her professional directing credits include: Stolen Voices, developed at the National Theatre Studio, Revival!, Ellen Terry: Her Triumphant Women, and Emily Wilding Davison: the one who threw herself under the horse.

INVISBLE LINES, her latest work, is an intimate and daring odyssey, conceived, written and performed by Kath, who uses her naked form as a canvas to explore ageing, loss, life-cycles, seasonality, death and defiance through word, movement, song and visual imagery. It is tender, wild, joyous and ruthlessly honest, containing strong language, nudity and mature content.


Authentic Artist Collective

The Authentic Artist Collective was formed in 2009 to be a production company for new work and a support network for workshop participants.  It is a Community Interest Company registered in Scotland. Kath’s Authentic Artist Workshops offer artists from any disciplinary background a safe space to explore their work and the opportunity to be guided towards greater personal and artistic realisation.

Kath is one of the team of trainers for RADA Business and Borg/Companies in Motion, working nationally and internationally. Her 3 Hour Masterclass, The Art of Being Heard, offers corporate organisations practical tools to develop authentic presence.

Her private and public sector clients are diverse and include: Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Program, Pershing Ltd, Greene King, Capgemini, Digital Europe, Tata Consulting Services, Oxera, The Home Office, Atos/Origin, Hounslow Council, University of Essex, Avanade UK, The Office for Public Management, Servest, Suffolk Libraries, Orwell, Havebury and Wherry Housing Associations.