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Who I am


Kate Foy

Actor, Educator, Arts Advocate

I am an Australian professional actor and arts educator. I have worked in both education and the performing arts for most of my career. In the performing arts industry, in which I have worked since 1972, I am known by my stage name Kate Wilson.

As an educator, I began my career in the mid 1960s as a classroom teacher. Over the years I have taught in all levels from Primary through Secondary and Adult Education to formal Higher Education in both the UK and in Australia. I also maintain a private practice as an acting and voice coach.

As an educator, I use my married name to honour the support and encouragement given to me by my late husband, Murray Foy during the time I was engaged in study and research for my PhD at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I could not have completed this work without his love and encouragement. He died before I completed my dissertation but, when it was done, I dedicated it to him and used my married name as author and in my capacity as an Associate Professor and arts advocate.  

In 2020, I was honoured by the Actors Benevolent Fund (Queensland) who presented me with the Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts in Queensland. 

On the personal side, I love travel and have been hitting the road and the skies on a regular basis since the late 1960s when I flew on the then-new 747s to London for the first of many international trips. 

I’m delighted to continue the travel and learning adventures as I lead theatre tours to the UK each year.  

I’ve always loved reading, painting, photography, and the company of my best pal, Bea, a golden Cavoodle who keeps me honest with daily walks and a liveliness that is delightful and infectious. 

Some facts

Productions as Actor
Productions as Director



  • Voice Over
  • Voice Coach
  • Acting Coach

Tour Leader

  • Lecturer
  • Online Course Leader


  • Director
  • Writer
  • Teaching artist
  • Board Member and Chairman

I joined Queensland Theatre Company in its early years. Working in theatre in education for the first year, I joined the main company in 1973.

Associate Professor - Voice

  • Head Department of Theatre
  • Director Performance Centre
  • Deputy Dean

As a teaching philosophy I believe in practising what I teach. I seek opportunities to continue my professional theatre practice to run in parallel with my teaching assignments. As a practice-led scholar and researcher my principal areas of interest lie in theatre history, acting, and voice and text studies for the actor.

Sessional Staff

  • Acting
  • Creative Producer
  • Director

Sessional staff member of the Performing Arts Department at QCGU and QAEMT (Queensland Academy for Excellence in Musical Theatre) Brisbane.


  • PhD (Summa cum Laude) UHM
  • MLitt (Distinction) English UNE
  • BA English UNE
  • Certificate of Teaching (Primary) Qld


What I offer