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Kate Tarker
Affiliated Writer
Providence, RI

Kate Tarker is an American playwright currently living in Providence, RI. She writes offbeat, funny, countercultural plays. Produced plays include Montag (Soho Rep., Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe), 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. MFA Yale School of Drama.

To take an online playwriting class with Kate, check out katetarker.com/classes for current offerings!

Agent Information

Sam Barickman, CAA


Director Dustin Wills and lead actors Ariana Venturi and Nadine Malouf were recognized with Obie Awards for their brilliant and dedicated work on the Soho Rep. production of Montag.

Montag and THUNDERBODIES playscripts are now both published by Soho Rep. and available through their online shop.

Montag is receiving its international premiere at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany. Directed by Lily Sykes. Opening September 29, 2023. 

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.