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KATE BERGSTROM 

 

Current​​

  • Economics Lab co-founder with Jaynie Saunders Tiller at New Georges

  • Unspeakable, a podcast with SPOKE Media, 2021

  • Is Edward Snowden Single? by Kate Cortesi @ The New Ohio, Fall 2021 with The Pool

Recent​​

  • Angelmakers with Zharia O'Neal, Molly Rice, Rusty Thelin and Kahmeela Adams at The Orchard Project Audio Lab

  • Brilliant Mind by Denmo Ibrahim, Marin Theatre Company and StoryKrapht May 2021

  • "Performing The Internet" Series Curator with HowlRound, 2021

Upcoming​​​

  • The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow at St. Louis Rep, January 2021

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

  • Happy Together LLC with Todd Anderson at CultureHub, 2021 

"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

Kate Bergstrom, a west-midwest, queerdo/they/she human (non-binary femme presenting), is an intermedia artist who functionally considers them/herself a director, mostly for theatre, but also for video/immersive/film/tv narrative work. They/she is also a passionate supporter of great artists of all kinds- a dramaturg, creative producer, new play whisperer and audio-making fiend. Now residing in NYC, their work has been seen regionally at 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, she has 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). They are a proud member of SDC, New Georges Affiliated Artist, and member of the intermedia performance group, h0t club. They've whispered new plays everywhere from Playwrights Center to Curious Theatre Company (Denver) to Ojai Playwrights Conference.

Central Coast BroadwayWorld.com’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 critic at Rhode Island School of Design and co-teaches  "Performing the Internet" at NYU + The New School. They currently hold a guest lectureship appointment at UC Santa Barbara and UC Los Angeles and help develop strategic anti-racist action plans for a number of companies.

Her directorial work, described as "haunting, intimate and provocative"  by Brian Mertes, focuses on queering brittle gaze, making the impossible possible and supporting visionary playwrights and actors. Women in crisis, dark humor, audio terror, radical joy + rupturing the status quo are a few of the ingredients you may find in her concoctions. She is on the hunt to be together better.

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.