Katherine began her season in September at Westport Country Playhouse, directing Sex with Strangers, starring Jessica Love and Chris Ghaffari. The show was praised by playwright Laura Eason as a fantastic production. Katherine had a great time back at Westport.
October brought three new artists to The MITTEN Lab, of which Katherine is the co-founding Artistic Director. This year, The MITTEN Lab partnered with the Interlochen School for the Arts, where Katherine taught an acting workshop to the students. Those students then performed brand new work by playwrights Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Morgan Breon, and composer Zack Zadek.
The Nefarious and Immoral But Highly Profitable Enterprise Of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare by music by Julian Grant and libretto by Mark Campbell has its world premiere at Boston Lyric Opera. Katherine assists director David Schweizer on this brand new production this November.
Continuing her work with Little Orchestra Society, Katherine joins the LOS KIDS team for their 2017-2018 concert series. Bring your young music lovers to the Kaye Playhouse for an engaging, educational, and fun performance!
Katherine starts 2018 directing Blind Crest, part of the New Works Festival at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Katherine helped create this play with Van Lier Fellow and Public Theater Emerging Writer Monet Hurst-Mendoza. Blind Crest examines the racial and gender inequalities in the American prison system through the relationship between a guard and her ward.
Katherine then joins Eric Einhorn and the On Site Opera team as Audience Experience Producer for their spring production of Morning Star by Ricky Ian Gordon. She’ll also direct a reading of the original play by Sylvia Regan, and create pop-up events surrounding the performances.
This spring Katherine directs the graduate students of the Maryland Opera Studio. She is looking forward to working with this next class of opera talent.