About

b. 1986, HK.

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favorite conversation topics include:

  1. Plant intellgience

  2. Quantum physics

  3. Old growth forests

  4. Nancy Drew

 

Kate Douglas is a multidisciplinary theatre artist seeking to challenge audiences about the limits of their world through experiences that center plants and other non-humans.

Her writing and arrangements 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 Kat Cunning, PigPen Theatre Co., Shaina Taub and Kiah Victoria and developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm, Rhinebeck Musicals, Art Farm, The National Theater Institute, the Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed, Urban Stages, 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 was as one of New York Musical Festival's Women of Note in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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. There, she will also be working on her musical The Lucky Few with Todd Almond.

She was also chosen as one of Chen Dance's NewSteps Emerging Choreographers in 2018 and debuted a brand new piece of dance theater with them this spring.

This autumn, she will developing her songcycle Oak at Art Farm in Nebraska, and in January, she will begin writing her anachronistic play with music Against Women & Music! at Turkey Land Cove Foundation's residency with Grace McLean. This winter, she will also be in residence with Letter of Marque’s Ensemble Playwright Lab in Brooklyn.

She 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.

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 ParadiseKansas 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 is studying Herbalism at the Gaia School of Healing in Vermont and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in NYC. She completed the Field Without Fences Permaculture Workshop in 2017 and this fall, she began her Master Naturalist training at Cornell University.

CV available upon request.