Is a writer, theater-maker, musician, and teaching artist. She believes that theater-making can be a powerful tool for social justice, and her work often explores possibilities for change. Kate grew up in a sanctuary church in Seattle, WA, which housed political refugees from Central America during the 1980s; she learned to be an activist on issues of immigration and global imperialism from a young age. She wrote her first play about growing up in a sanctuary church. Kate’s recent activist projects include being a Curator and working with the Educational Unit for Letters to the Revolution (www.letterstotherevolution.com). Kate’s plays have been produced or developed in New York at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival at HERE Arts Center, Park Avenue Armory (Education Department Space Grant), Culture Project, Theater for the New City, Red Fern Theatre Company, New Perspectives Theatre, The Bechdel Group, Naked Angels Tuesdays @ 9, Sanguine Theatre Company, Manhattan Theater Source, Gallery Players, Random Access Theatre, and at Baruch College (with Committed Theatre), as well as in the Washington D.C. Area by Silver Spring Stage, and in the Appalachian Play Festival at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA. Past honors include Finalist for Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries Program at the American Shakespeare Center, a DUTF Audience Award, Semi-finalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship at Juilliard, Finalist for The Playwrights Realm Fellows Program, Finalist/Honorable Mention for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Semi-finalist for the O’Neill Theater Conference, and runner-up finalist for the Princess Grace Award. Her plays have been published on Indie Theater Now and in The Book of Estrogenius. She’s also collaborated with the New York Philharmonic on their Very Young People’s Concerts.