The photos below illustrate Caty's ability to work up a theatrical script over several days and do Performance with others with considerable spontaneity.


Political satire


Caty Kyne as Margaret Thatcher at Camp Eureka

In concert 3-1-1983 - Cate Kyne holding Tim Fraser - Camp Eureka

Cate playing "Uncle Sam" the ventriloquist holding "little Johnny Howard" the ventriloquist doll.  She reads the script and he mouths the words.

Cate Kyne as Shirley Temple in 'Shirley Temple: The Good Ship Goldsborough'


Caty reciting poetry

Princess Apocalypta and the Cane Toad synopsis

Source: GetUp blog – cate kyne

July 21st, 2007

I have written a climate change play – an adult panto to be performed the last weekend of October at Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne. Set in 2050, it is called Princess Apocalypta and the Cane Toad – loosely based on Sleeping Beauty. No prize for guessing who the Prince turns out to be. The princess and the Palace/world have been injected with addictions to coal oil and nuclear power. The princess accompanied by her pet toad called Newcombe, takes the court on an expedition to the cane toads of the Mornington Archipelago to search for her handsome cane toad prince who will feed her addiction forever.

Story Night at the New International Bookshop

Source: MSF Newsletter

Story Nights have a member of the community talk about their personal experience and involvement in a campaign, movement, or story of social change from history

In this Story Night, Caty Kyne and Mosese Waqa will weave together the personal and political. Cate Kyne will talk about the international peace movement of the 60's and 70's, linking them with the present day, and Mosese Waqa will talk about civil society organising for democracy, justice and environment in the Pacific Islands.

Wed 13th June 2007 at New International Bookstore, Trades Hall

5:30pm – 6:00 Community Collaborations update
6:00pm – 7:30 Stories by Cate Kyne and Mosese Waqa

Caty Kyne tells her personal story about the peace movement.

"The nostalgia of hindsight for the heady days of the 1960's 70's and 80's peace and environment movements and the counterculture/folk scene that kicked it all off took a reality check when on second thoughts, I recalled that mixed up with all that excitement was so much effort - often to little avail and the stress of organising and relating across ideological, generational and life-style diversities as well as the diversities of 'task' and 'process' oriented personalities. Looking back I see it was a considerable learning curve for strategic and critical thinking as well as the significance of caring and relating and living out community development values. I hope to tell that story from those perspectives."

Mosese Waqa talks about his personal journey from his origins in the pacific, to his political work there an in Australia that links women's, human rights, democracy and environment campaigns, and his vision for the future. He will also talk about what he considers the three pillars of activism: knowing and owning ones origins and personal history, understanding the present and our place in the present, and getting a sense of destiny and vision. He will talk about how activism requires spirituality, a sense of being, which connects the personal and political, weaving personal histories into our collective projects, and appreciating the origins and source of our ontological and existential grounded-ness.