Kate Tarker’s plays include THUNDERBODIES (nominee, 2017 L. Arnold Weissberger Award), An Almanac for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico (2015 Kilroys List), and Laura and the Sea (2016 Kilroys List; finalist, 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award).
Her work has been presented by The Lark, Ars Nova, NYTW@Adelphi, The Playwrights’ Center, The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, LOCAL lab in Boulder, Theater Masters in Aspen/NYC, Salt Lake Acting Company, Nautilus Music-Theater, and the NNPN at the Kennedy Center. She is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Tofte Lake Center residency, SPACE at Ryder Farm retreat, and the Kennedy Center’s National Science Playwriting Award. Member of Ars Nova Play Group, Affiliated Artist with New Georges, Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. Under commission from The Wilma. Recipient of the Theater Masters Visionary Playwright Award & Commission, and of the Playwrights' Center/NET Collaboration Grant with SITI Company Conservatory.
As a teacher, she has mentored playwrights at the New Haven Co-Op High School and the Pillsbury House Theatre, and taught playwriting at Wesleyan. B.A. Reed College. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. She lives in Brooklyn.
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Artistic Directors Doug Aibel and Sarah Stern announce Kate Tarker as the ninth recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award.
"The first beneficiary of the Wilma’s new monies will be young playwright Kate Tarker. Just a year and a half after graduating from Yale, Tarker has been commissioned to create a new work on the HotHouse ensemble, a collaboration set to continue through 2018." More info.