Kate is currently working towards her MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen at University of Nebraska Omaha. In March 2019, Kate’s play, LEAR/LOMAN, was awarded “Festival Feature” at 2 Cent Theatre’s Acting Out INK Fest (Hollywood, CA). It was chosen “Best of INK Fest” and won five more performances at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2019. In October 2019, Kate had a staged concert-reading of Venus and Mars for Chicago Dramatists/Playwrights Aloud. Retreat in the Berkshires, was included as part of the 2020 Fringe Festival of the Playwriting Symposium at the Mid-America Theatre Conference (Chicago) in March 2020. Her one-act, Thou Roguish, Boilbrained, Coxcomb, published in The Drama Notebook Spring/Summer 2020. Her ten-minute play, PeacefulME, won “Best of Fest” at the No Pants Theatre Festival’s Zoom Readings of 34 plays in Los Angeles, California (April 2020). Her ten-minute play, Nothing Lasts, received a full virtual production at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, NY in Summer 2020. The Holding Space was a Finalist for the Tennessee Williams One-Act Festival.
Dried Cherries picks up where Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard ends. Lopakhin, the former house servant turned wealthy banker, purchases the Russian Estate and cherry orchard where he was raised. Chaos and commotion arise when the previous owner of the Estate, Lyubov, returns to fight for what is rightfully hers. Dried Cherries examines how class discrimination can destroy a society.
Willy Loman, an aging and troubled salesman from Brooklyn, finally decides to take his own life by driving his vehicle “at a dangerously rapid pace.” While King Lear rants and raves at another terrible storm, Willy Loman’s car slams into a tree by King Lear’s tattered home in Purgatory. The salesman and King become housemates and fast friends. Together, they examine the harsh realities of their lives in this strange dwelling between Heaven and Hell. Lear has frequent and upsetting delusions of his Earthly life, while Loman watches the serious damage he caused his family in life, and after his death. When Willy witnesses the dangerous and catastrophic choices Linda and Happy are about to make, he and Lear desperately try to intervene from Purgatory.
Bronze, a deeply depressed man who lives in a rural village, makes coffins for a living. He’s been emotionally dead due to a tragic event that happened twenty-five years prior. His only respite from sorrow comes from playing his beloved violin. (Adapted from Anton Chekhov’s short story, Rothschild’s Fiddle)
My one-act, The Holding Space, was a Finalist for the Tennessee Williams One-Act Playwriting Contest 2021
LEAR/LOMAN "Best of Fest" Out INK Fest Hollywood, Califoria 2019
Venus and Mars, Playwrights Aloud/Chicago Dramatists, Concert Reading, 2019
Retreat in the Berkshires, MidAmerica Theatre Conference, Playwriting Symposium (Fringe), 2020
Thou Roguish, Boil-Brained, Coxcomb, one-act, The Drama Notebook