Rowan Bate

Teaching Artist

Rowan is a theatre practitioner, director and dramaturg, and a graduate of Theatre Nepean and the Australian Film, Television and Radio school. His directing credits include A Campfire Story (Arbour Theatre Company), Bathory Begins (ATYP), As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No White Elephant). Assistant directing credits include: Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Trolleys (ATYP), The Power Of The Dog (Theatre Nepean). Rowan has worked extensively in youth arts, including with the Australian Theatre for Young People, Q Theatre and Shopfront Arts Co-Op, creating and delivering artistic programs that connect young people with theatre in inspiring ways. Rowan is an advocate for the transformative power of drama in education contexts. He has contributed to innovative programs that promote the use of creative pedagogies in classrooms, such as the ATYP On Demand digital learning platform, and has spoken at theatre and education conferences locally and overseas about the benefits of embedding arts-focused learning across all areas of the curriculum.


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