Assistant Professor of Theatre
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Kate is a director/actor with credits from around the United States and now here in BC! Directing credits for SAMC Theatre include The Illusion and As Little Children. Other directing credits include Crime & Punishment (Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions); Hairspray; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Almost, Maine; The Female Odd Couple; Romeo & Juliet; The Importance of Being Earnest; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Pericles; Auto-da-Fé (Triad Stage) and The Actor’s Nightmare (Triad Stage). As an actor, her resume includes Mukhtar Mai in Seven, Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Liesl in The Sound of Music, and several roles in Taproot Theatre Company's Road Company in Seattle, WA. Kate holds a teaching certification in the Meisner Technique from Larry Silverburg’s True Acting Institute, a MA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University, and a MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has been with SAMC Theatre since 2013. Kate’s directing website can be accessed at

Outside of TWU, Kate is happily married to her Canadian sweetheart, Derik. They love to travel, eat really good food, and watch American Ninja Warrior and Ohio State Buckeye Football. They also like to hang out with their new puppy, Sherlock.

Research & Scholarship


  • MFA Directing (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
  • MA Theatre Arts (Western Washington University)
  • BA Stage Management (Otterbein University, Ohio)
  • Teaching Certificate, Meisner Technique (Larry Silverburg's True Acting Institute)


Directing, Acting, Meisner Technique, Stage Management, Playscript Analysis

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Mentorship of New Generations Directors
  • American Drama
  • Theatre History