Writer

Credit: David Cooper

Credit: David Cooper

Kate has been writing in one way or another for most of her life. Her writing includes plays, poetry, stories, articles for industry publications, a dissertation, two blogs, and a research paper.

Kate’s play The Last Wife had its world premiere in the 2015 Stratford Festival season, directed by Alan Dilworth. The Virgin Trial, a second play in what Kate is calling The Queenmaker Trilogy, will have its world premiere in the 2017 Stratford Festival season, directed by Alan Dilworth.

Kate was writing the third play in the Queenmaker series as a resident artist of the Leighton Artists’ Colony at The Banff Centre in 2016. It has the working title, Father’s Daughter.

As a playwright Kate has been a member of the Groundswell Playwrights’ Unit 2003 (More), Tarragon Playwrights’ Unit 2004 (More), and the Banff Playwrights’ Colony 2007 (More) and 2008 (Waterworks). Her play, The Eleventh David was produced in August 2006 as part of the SummerWorks Festival, to great critical and audience acclaim. Kate has written a monologue for movement and voice called, The Penelope Principle. She has written two highly subscribed blogs documenting her acting experiences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and with Billy Elliot: The Musical on Broadway. Her play Waterworks was given a reading at the Stratford Festival in 2012.

Kate’s writing has been funded by the Canada Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and by the Ontario Arts Council, and supported by The Banff Centre, Nightwood Theatre, the Tarragon Theatre, the Blyth Festival, the Grand Theatre, the Shaw Festival, the Stratford Festival, Theatre Aquarius, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Volcano.

Kate is a member of the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada.

Kate lives and writes in the beautiful town of Stratford, Ontario in Canada.