Hi, my name is Kate. I use the pronouns she/her(s). I am a multidisciplinary teaching artist, facilitator, and meditator in the insight meditation (vipassanā) tradition.
As part of my MFA graduate thesis, I designed, facilitated, and researched an applied drama/theatre project with young people in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. My work explored critical moments on a young person’s path to recovery and how drama/theatre can support conditions for belonging among youth in a recovery high school, as well as provide possibilities for youth to affect how they make meaning and name the world. Prior to my graduate studies, I spent eight years working in the fields of education, arts/entertainment, health/wellness, and technology.
I live on occupied Tonkawa and Lipan Apache territory, also known as Central Texas, where I teach, play, and make art for my own healing, rooted in a vision of 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.