Kate Scarlett Duffy

Kate’s background is in youth work and refugee advocacy. She trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education and subsequently gained experience working with marginalised youth and young adults in arts, criminal justice, housing and education settings. Since 2012 she has worked with the North West London refugee community through mentoring, youth work, housing and advocacy (predominantly with unaccompanied minors), and between 2014 and 2018 worked in management of Afghan Association Paiwand, through which Phosphoros Theatre was born. She is also part of the management team of Springboard Youth Academy, a learning programme for unaccompanied minor refugee youth in London. She has an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from SOAS and is currently a practice research PhD student at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, exploring self-authored performance of unaccompanied minor identity and masculinity. Kate developed and runs Phosphoros Theatre’s outreach programme and represents the company in conferences, panel discussions and interviews. She first had her consciousness raised about unaccompanied minors in 2009 when she was 16 and acting in a Reading Youth Theatre production based on the lived experience of local young asylum seekers from Eritrea and Afghanistan.

Kate is performing in Pizza Shop Heroes, 2018/2019