Kate’s favorite Elmwood directing assignments include the first The Real Inspector Hound paired with After Magritte, Summer and Smoke, LUV, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (with her honorary brother, Alan Demovsky), The Boy Friend, Godspell, Twelfth Night, and You Can’t Take it With You (with the incomparable Harvey Gardner). Favorite Elmwood roles are Judith in Hay Fever, Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation, Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, and Joanne in Company. She’s been growing her hair long to do Blythe Danner roles. Kate loved her student theatre work at White Plains H.S. and, in retirement, her three years of theatre work at a men’s prison in Beacon. The place, the ages, the circumstances – it’s all theatre, and they all have enriched her life. Kate says that TSS is her last major directing at Elmwood. She hopes to continue directing Readers’ Theatre performances, including scripts adapted from her own short stories. Her last writing project was a one-woman play with songs (performed at Elmwood and accompanied by Leslie Price-Hayes): Katherine, Kitty Mike, Kathy, Kitty, Kate. Love to her dear children, Amanda and Ted, for putting up with all this theatre stuff; and huge thanks to her terrific cast and production team for making this last assignment a wonderful way to sign off. It has been a great pleasure to explore Time Stands Still with these hard-working, talented actors, the designers, the builders and their crews, and to have the support of a terrific production team. Take a good look at the “Production Staff” page in your program, and you’ll begin to have a true understanding of how many “villagers” it takes to make a performance. And, of course, how could it be a “performance” without you?
As A Cast Member:
- Much Ado About Nothin’ (2011-2012) - Leonata
- Company (1996-1997) - Joanne
- The Lion In Winter (1995-1996) - Eleanor, Henry's Wife
- Six Degrees of Separation (1994-1995) - Ouisa
- Hay Fever (1991-1992) - Judith Bliss