Originally from Australia, Kate holds degrees in Education, Counseling, and an MFA in Directing. She has worked professionally in all aspects of theatre for over 40 years. In Oregon, she taught in the theatre department of a liberal arts college for 18 years, founded an arts in healthcare company focusing on storytelling and performance, and was Artistic Associate at a professional theatre company.
In Arizona, Kate is co-founder/Producing Artistic Director of Red Earth Theatre (Sedona) as well as directing many of their productions. As an actress, favorite roles include Medea (Medea), Evy (The Gingerbread Lady), Dysart (Equus), Dian (Escape from Happiness), Artie (Eleemosynary), Latrelle (Sordid Lives) and Monique (Sky...Diamonds).
A playwright, her work includes Loplop and the Queen about Surrealist artists Max` Ernst and Dorothea Tanning; the award-winning Sky…Diamonds, exploring a family’s experience of Alzheimer’s; Ungodly Behavior, a retelling of the Demeter/Persephone story; and Walking On Butterfly Wings. She has also had numerous 10 minute and plays for young audiences produced.