Kathryn van Beek is a graduate of UNITEC’s School of Performing and Screen Arts where she majored in writing. Kathryn is a multi-award-winning playwright who has staged her work across New Zealand, primarily through theatre company 3girls6legs. In 2002 she gained her MA at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. Van Beek has also written music for the bands Peachy Keen and Jonnie Rose. Peachy Keen released a self-titled album and Jonnie Rose released an EP called Alpha Female. Van Beek was a music reviewer for the website The 13th Floor.