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Kate Douglas is a theatre-music-plant person who makes experiences that explore possibility in the friction between absurdity and reality.
Her writing and arrangements have been performed at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub and The McKittrick Hotel by artists such as Kat Cunning, PigPen Theatre Co., Shaina Taub and Kiah Victoria and developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm, Rhinebeck Musicals, Drop Forge Tool, Art Farm, Turkey Land Cove Foundation, The National Theater Institute and the Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed.
She is the recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant in support of her immersive work Extinct. Her piece Middlemist Red is currently in development as part of New Victory LabWorks 2018-2019 season and was granted additional funding from the Puffin Foundation. In winter 2019, she was Letter of Marque’s Ensemble Playwright in Residence in Brooklyn.
She is a Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Fellow, where she has served as adjudicator for the past two years, and a lyricist with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She was as one of New York Musical Festival's Women of Note in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was one of Chen Dance's NewSteps Emerging Choreographers in 2018 and debuted a brand new piece of dance theater with them that spring.
She has trained as a performer with artists such as Raina von Waldenburg, Christopher Bayes and Erica Fae. Recent credits include Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, Third Rail’s The Grand Paradise, Kansas City Choir Boy starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond (Premiere and Tour) and Fernando Rubio’s Everything by my side (U.S. Premiere).
As a teaching artist, she has trained with Musicians Without Borders, Gibney Dance, Lincoln Center Education and Ping Chong + Company. She regularly teaches 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 studies herbalism and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She will begin studying Ilan Lev Method in Poland next year.
She completed the Field Without Fences Permaculture Workshop in 2017 and this fall, she began her Master Naturalist training at Cornell University.
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