KATE BERGSTROM 

 

Current​​

  • Tomorrow Will Be Sunday by Heather Raffo at Playwrights Center

  • Airness by Chelsea Marcantel, University of California, Santa Barbara via Broadway on Demand

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

Recent​​

  • The Second Body by Lyndsey Bourne, workshop at La Mama November 2020

  • Invisible by Damien Geter, Opera Theatre Oregon streaming October 31, 2020

  • Apostrophe by Liza Powell O'Brien, Director at Ojai Playwrights Conference Foundry Series, August-December 2020

  • Small Offerings Salon, October 2020 Creative Director (EP Brennan Elizabeth Peters, Fundraiser for See Lighting Foundation via Ars Nova) 

  • Caylee's First Big Show!!!! by Roxie Perkins, virtual workshop w/ We The Women August 2021

Upcoming​​​

  • You Can't Hide From Yourself by Erin Courtney, Director at Playwrights Horizon's SoundStage January 2021

  • Brilliant Mind by Denmo Ibrahim, Marin Theatre Company April 2021

  • The Absentee by Julia Doolittle, TBA

  • POSTPONED: Happy Together LLC with Todd Anderson at CultureHub, 2020-2021 (virt +irl)

  • POSTPONED: Is Edward Snowden Single? by Kate Cortesi @ The New Ohio, Fall 2020 (to 2021) with The Pool

"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.
KATE BERGSTROM

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