11 Jan 2022

Katrina Gaskell


Having learned from Handspan Theatre artists more than two decades ago, Trina has worked for companies including ILBIJERRI, Melbourne Workers’ Theatre, and Moomba Festival, as well as Polyglot Theatre. In 2021, projects included Polyglot’s LINK, and puppet making for students at Concord School as well as David Woods’ THIS for Rising Festival. Trina is a co-creator of Bonkel Theatre, which creates new puppetry work, together with musician Enio Pozzebon. During lockdown, the company created work for The Victorian Seniors’ Festival, Moreland Libraries, Melbourne Digital Fringe 2020, and Melbourne Festival of Puppetry 2021, with a new work to premiere in 2022.

With Polyglot, Trina works with other artists and kids to think of ideas, and how these can be developed into enjoyable, engaging, and challenging shows for children. Sometimes she also designs how a show will look or makes things that will be used in a show.


Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.