About

b. 1986, HK.

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favorite conversation topics include:

  1. Plant intellgience
  2. Quantum physics
  3. Endangered species
  4. Nancy Drew

 

Kate is a biophiliac and story detective working to challenge audiences about the limits of their world through subversive storytelling and multidisciplinary experiences, mostly by incorporating more plants and more mystery into theater and music.

Her work has been performed at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, The McKittrick Hotel, Links Hall (Chicago) and the Korzo Theater (the Netherlands) by artists such as Todd Almond, PigPen Theatre Co., Shaina Taub and Kiah Victoria and developed at Rhinebeck Musicals, The National Theater Institute, the Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed, Artemisia Theatre and HERE Arts Center.

She is a Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Fellow, where she has served as adjudicator for the past two years. She is also a lyricist with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

She is the recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant in support of her immersive work Extinct, which will debut this year. Her piece Middlemist Red is currently in development as part of New Victory LabWorks 2017-2018 season and will be in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm this fall. This year, she was also chosen as one of Chen Dance's NewSteps Emerging Choreographers in 2018 and will debut a brand new piece of dance theater with them this spring.

This autumn, she will developing her opera The Society of Women in the Wilderness at Art Farm in Nebraska. She will also be working on her musical The Lucky Few at SPACE on Ryder Farm with Todd Almond.

She was one of New York Musical Festival's Women of Note in 2016 and 2018 and has been awarded the National Society of Arts and Letters’ Lavinia Kohl Award as well as the NJ Young Playwrights Award. Her poetry has been published in Burningword Literary Journal and Contrary Magazine, among others.

Recent performance credits include Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, Third Rail’s The Grand ParadiseKansas City Choir Boy starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond (Premiere and Tour) and Fernando Rubio’s Everything by my side (U.S. Premiere). Some other favorite workshops include physical theater with Raina von Waldenburg, Christopher Bayes and Erica Fae (upcoming).

As a teaching artist, she has trained with Musicians Without Borders, Gibney Dance, Lincoln Center Education and Ping + Chong (upcoming). She has taught master classes at the National Theatre Institute and is a fellow of the Juno Leadership Residency at The Omega Institute.

As a complement to her artistic practice, she is studying Herbalism at the Gaia School of Healing in Vermont and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in NYC.

CV available upon request.