Prior to her appointment at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as the Associate Producer within the Musical Theatre department, Stephanie Katie Hunter gained an honours degree in Contemporary Performance Practice within the institution. Her education continued through the support of the Federation of Scottish Theatre’s Producer Bursary as well as with the Stage One New Producer’s workshop.
Within her part-time role as Associate Producer, Stephanie supports the external productions and projects associated with the Musical Theatre programmes alongside the institution’s New York industry week.
As an independent producer, she has produced festivals such as Unfix, Into The New, and On The Verge. She has also managed, booked tours, and produced shows including Glasgow Girls, Indepen-dance’s Four Go Wild in Wellies, and Glas(s) Performance’s Old Boy. Highlights as an independent producer include presenting Drone as part of the 2019 Made in Scotland Showcase at the same time as the Fringe First winning production of LipSync for Cumbernauld Theatre Company.
Alongside this work, Stephanie has supported organisations and networks to develop their strategic framework for new projects and leading sector wide change of working environments and standards. These experiences act as the foundation which Stephanie will use to lead Scissor Kick, her new production company, towards its main aim.
In 2021, Stephanie formed Scissor Kick. Scissor Kick produces live experiences, nationally and internationally, while providing general management services to independent artists. Alongside providing producing services to individuals and organisations, Scissor Kick offers bespoke support to artists in the form of general management services – whether that be as an assistant, a champion, an advisor or a consultant, the company support artists to make work at the pace they want to work at rather than the pace they are pushed to work by our industry.
“Stephanie is a generous, nimble, determined producer. She’ll fight for your project’s success — and win it! — while also being a thoughtful listener and dedicated collaborator.” – Harry Josephine Giles.
Stephanie has been a recipient of a Dewar Arts Award and has been supported by both the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Stage One New Producer’s bursary schemes.