Actor

 

At the Stratford Festival: Kate was seen as Mistress Quickly and Gower in the 2016 Shakespeare history cycle, Breath of Kings. She played the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof in 2013. Other Stratford highlights include the Widow in Richard Monette’s Taming of the Shrew (1988), Mrs. Mullins in Carousel directed by Brian MacDonald, and the Player Queen in Colm Feore’s Hamlet (1991) directed by David William.

Recently: Julia Tesman in Hedda Gabler, Necessary Angel; Kathleen in The December Man, National Arts Centre, English Theatre.

Elsewhere: Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical (Broadway/Toronto); Eurycleia in The Penelopiad (RSC/NAC); Emma Goldman in Ragtime, Rose in A Man and Some Women (Shaw Festival); Martha in White Christmas (Toronto/St. Paul, directed by Walter Bobbie); Agnete Ottosen in The Danish Play (Nightwood Theatre); Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Candida in Candida, Julia in A Delicate Balance (Theatre Calgary); Maureen in Beauty Queen of Leenane, Leni Reifehstahl in The Blue Light, Ruth in Cosi (Alberta Theatre Projects); Amanda in Private Lives (Globe Theatre); Ismene in Phedre (Soulpepper); Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Dorine in Tartuffe (Atlantic Theatre Festival); Donnie in The Cryptogram, Charlotte in The Real Thing (Theatre Junction).

Film/TV: Rachel Lynde in Anne of Green Gables (YTV); Margot Kay in Saving Hope (CTV); Adele Witham on Bomb Girls (Global/Reelz/ITV); Flashpoint (CTV/CBS) ; Vauneen in The Claim (Revolution Films, directed by Michael Winterbottom); Katherine in Losing Chase (Showtime, directed by Kevin Bacon); Fern in Lives of Girls and Women (CBC); Sophie in Mrs. Winterbourne (directed by Richard Benjamin); Chambermaid in 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (Rhombus Media, directed by Francois Girard)

Awards: 2015 Christopher Plummer Award for Excellence in Classical Theatre; 2 Dora Awards (Ratbag, Billy Elliot), Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award (Billy Elliot), 3 Betty Mitchell Awards (Cabaret, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cosi). Dora Nomination (The Danish Play), Betty Mitchell Nomination (Berlin to Broadway, The Blue Light), Genie Award Nomination (32 Short Films About Glenn Gould).

Training: MA (with Distinction) in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama.