Katherine has embraced a renaissance theatre career holding various positions including director, education manager, instructor, actor and producer before moving to Chicago. She holds an M.F.A. in European Devised Performance from Columbia College Chicago, a program which included 10-months of intensive study with Arthaus-Berlin in Germany. She served as 2020 Festival Director for The International Voices Project during its first virtual season.
During the Pandemic she directed selected scenes from the new play Sita Burning by Ajitha Ready for Chicago Dramatists. She co-devised Hindsight 2020, a show with an international cast, directed by Rebecca Haley Clark and produced by Those Women Productions. Katherine also developed a solo-devised performance for Mentalhaus called Lady M and is currently in rehearsal for I Consent with ensemble member Sheryl Williams which will premiere at the end of May to live and virtual audiences.
In her current performance research, Katherine explores the intersections of a living space in dialogue with our bodies dubbed “the eternal space.” Katherine is building an ensemble based, devised theatre company called Mentalhaus which creates work rooted in themes of mental health.
This is how I choose to represent my professional history. Whoever said it had to be on paper?