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Kate Tarker
Affiliated Writer
Newport, RI

Kate Tarker is an American playwright, currently based out of New York and Rhode Island, who grew up bilingually in Germany. She writes countercultural plays for smart, curious audiences about the big topics that divide us-- including language, embodied power dynamics, and national identity. Produced plays include Montag (Soho Rep.), THUNDERBODIES (Soho Rep.), Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man (The Wilma, FoolsFURY), and Laura and the Sea (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble).  

Kate's works have been developed in theaters across the US and in London. She is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, and Theater Masters’ Visionary Playwright Award. She is currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons and Theater Masters. Kate has also been published in The Paris Review and has work in the McSweeney’s anthology, I Know What’s Best For You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom. BA Reed College. MFA Yale School of Drama.

To take an online playwriting class with Kate, go to katetarker.com/classes for current offerings. 

Agent Information

Ross Weiner, CAA


Artistic Directors Doug Aibel and Sarah Stern announce Kate Tarker as the ninth recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award.

Core Writer Kate Tarker's play Laura and the Sea will be a part of the 2016 National Playwrights' Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

Kate Tarker is a new member of Ars Nova Play Group. http://www.americantheatre.org/2016/01/25/ars-nova-announces-2016-reside...

"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.