Hi, my name is Kate. I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a teaching artist. I work with improvisation as a method for navigating being alive and making life-affirming work through drama and body-based approaches to teaching and learning.
I am interested in the healing and restoration of people and the planet.
As part of my MFA thesis, I tracked a process of embodied performance (drama-based activities) to explore critical moments with youth in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. My work explored how embodied performative pedagogy can support conditions for belonging among youth in a recovery high school, as well as how multimodal semiotic symbol systems and meaning-making provide possibilities for youth to affect how they name the world.
I live on occupied Tonkawa and Lipan Apache territory, also known as Central Texas, where I teach, play, and make art grounded in a vision of radical healing, rooted in self-determinism and collective liberation.
I hold a B.A in Media and Theatre Arts from Montana State University-Bozeman, and an M.F.A in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a certified yoga teacher, permaculture designer, and labor doula.