Kate grew up in Northern California as the daughter of an illustrator and architect.
Cast as a supernumerary in the San Francisco Opera when she was five years old, she never shook her fascination with performance. So, after receiving a degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, and several years living as a studio artist in Amsterdam and Rome, she went to New York and began working—as a designer, decorator, and stylist in television, film, and photography.
Never thinking a career in theater was anything more than a fantasy, she eventually realized dreams come true, and enrolled at the Yale School of Drama. Finding set and costume design to be an exhilarating reality, she has designed for the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Yale Repertory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Sundance Director’s Labs, HGTV, and with the marvelous Doug Fitch for the New York Philharmonic.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo. Director: Chris Bayes. Lighting designer: Oliver Wason.
Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill. Director: Margot Bordelon. Lighting designer: Masha Tsimring. Costumes: Elivia Bovenzi.
The Maids by Jean Genet. Director: Dustin Wills. Costumes: Seth Bodie. Lighting: Oliver Wason.
Miss Julie by August Strinberg. Director: Christopher Bannow. Lighting: Solomon Weisbard.