is a director, writer, designer, and performer. She has directed original works at Prospect Theater Company, The Culture Project, La MaMa, Joe’s Pub, Baltimore Theatre Project, Columbia University, and Towson University. At Prospect Theater Company, she directed The Hidden Sky, an award-winning musical she wrote with composer & lyricist Peter Foley, based on a short story by acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin. At The Culture Project, she directed Newton’s Universe, a play for actor and puppets about Isaac Newton’s exploration of alchemy, which she also wrote and designed. At Baltimore Theatre Project, Kate directed the world premiere of Heartfield, Kenneth Allan Vega's musical about the life and work of the German photomontage artist, John Heartfield, and his fight against fascism through art. Kate has extensive interdisciplinary theater training and has performed in over 30 plays and musicals.
As a writer, Kate won a Richard Rodgers Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters for The Hidden Sky, which premiered at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia and was nominated for six Barrymore Awards, including Outstanding New Play. It was subsequently produced at Spirit of Broadway Theater (12 Spirit Award nominations, including Best New Play and Best New Work), Prospect Theater Company, and in concert at Ars Nova and Joe's Pub.
Kate holds a BA in English from Yale University, and an MFA in Theater from Towson University's interdisciplinary graduate theater program. She is a Lincoln Center Scholar, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, and an alum of the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab. Kate has taught theater at Pratt Institute, in the NYC public schools, and with children's theater companies in Westchester and Rockland Counties. She has received grants from Theater Instituut Nederlands, the US/ Netherlands Touring & Exchange Project, and St. Ann's Warehouse (Brooklyn, NY).