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Big News:

Kate named next Augustin Family Artistic Director at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 2024


  • You Can't Hide From Yourself by Erin Courtney, Director at Playwrights Horizon's SoundStage 2024

  • It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play at St. Louis Rep, December 2023

  • Big Eddy Film Festival 2023
  • Alive & Well by Erin Courtney, a short film with Houselight Productions

"We couldn’t be more excited to kick off the New Year by bringing back this fun and exciting comedy adventure under the direction of Kate Bergstrom — a vibrant and visionary voice in modern theatre, ” 

-Hana S. Sharif

 The Former Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Augustin Family Artistic Director


"Kate Bergstrom is a visionary, truly, but a visionary with a contagious sense of humor and a pulsating, enormous heart. Such a combination is incredibly rare and beautiful, which is how I would describe Kate's work. Her insightful reading of classic plays is always enlivened by innovative and surprising staging, and her work with living writers is equally thrilling. Kate's brilliant, idiosyncratic productions always delight and amaze, and she is a joy to have in the rehearsal hall as well."  

-Curt Columbus

 Trinity Rep Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides Artistic Director

ABOUT: As a director, I stand apart making inviting, heart-filled and inquisitive rehearsal rooms that celebrate playful collaboration. By leading my process with safety and care, I center excellence in story and experience creation, helping pieces come to life through innovative dramaturgy, collaboratiom, and inquiry. I create colorful, idiosyncratic and tender reckonings with crises and am particularly interested in reconsidering the relevance and impact of stories we’ve built, pushed away from, and/or lived by. My mission is to help us be together better. 

BIO: Kate Bergstrom is a CA-born, formerly NY-based non-binary,femme-presenting director, Artistic Director, and culture shaper. They are proud to be the new Augustin Family Artistic Director at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Kate directs mostly for theatre, but also for audio, film, and opera. Now residing in St. Louis, their work has been seen regionally at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE 39 STEPS), Trinity Rep (A CHRISTMAS CAROL), Marin Theatre Company (NOURA by Heather Raffo), Cleveland Play House (Workshop GALILEE 34 by Eleanor Burgess), LATC X We The Women (FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL by Steph Del Rosso), Opera San Diego (OSB), Music Academy of the West (THE SHAKESPEARE SALON), REDCAT (WHOLED), LACMA and more. In NYC, they have directed work at Ars Nova (HOTBOX), The Bushwick Starr (Workshop: ON THE Y-AXIS), Rattlestick Theater (Workshop: RED BIKE), New Dramatists (Workshop: ORANGE BALLOON by Erin Courtney), JACK( h0t club FISHXSEAFOOD), Dixon Place (ANNE FRANK LIVE AT THE PLAZA by Evan Horwitz) + Access Theatre (Workshop: THESE WALLS) and more. They are a proud union member of SDC, New Georges Affiliated Artist, Ojai Playwrights Conference Affiliated artist, and member of the intermedia performance group, h0t club. They've whispered new work everywhere from Playwrights Center to Curious Theatre Company (Denver) to CouterPulse.

Central Coast’s 2016 Person to Watch + 2017 Best Director. Founding Artistic Director of On The Verge Summer Repertory Company in Santa Barbara  & Explosions From the Other Canon @ Brown.MFA, Brown/Trinity.

Kate is also a former critic at Rhode Island School of Design and co-taught "Performing the Internet" at NYU + The New School. They recently held a guest lectureship at both UC Santa Barbara and UC Los Angeles teaching new work development. As a corporate and non-profit consultant, they've helped develop leadership communication strategies, mission and values commitments and EDIJ action plans for a number of constituents.

Inquire to UTA for CVs in  Directing + Performance

Watch Kate's "Crisis" talk at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays.
Part of the Share the SPARK series curated by Zach Meicher.
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