Kate is a former military kid who has been acting since she was small. She has performed in theater, radio, and film throughout the west coast. In 2013 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London with a masters degree in theater. Currently Kate plays a genius detective and matriarch of a crime fighting Victorian family in the Brass series of podcasts and films. In the corporate world, Kate has worked with Microsoft to help their employees prepare for conferences, and has helped private clients in the art world to utilize and protect their voices.
Freeing of the human voice through the body is a prime focus for Kate, and she calls upon her training in both Feldenkrais and Alexander technique to help her clients to feel free and comfortable when speaking to large audiences or intimate boardrooms. Another important element is working within the material to make it engaging and meaningful to the intended audience. Seeing the transformation from unsure and anxious, to focused and engaging is a great feeling. The imagination is a tool we all have at our disposal to draw people in, and her goal is to awaken imagination so that her clients can use it effectively again and again.
What is your favorite moment in the training room?
It is thrilling to me when a client really gets how powerful their voice and presence can be. When the momentum and juice of creativity start going, it feels like anything can happen.
What’s one thing you wish the business world would borrow from the acting world?
I would love for there to be a freeing up of thinking around possibilities. What I mean by that is that mindsets in the business world can be a little hemmed in sometimes by quarterly earnings. This makes it easy to forget the tremendous power inherent in large groups of people assembled to create something that moves us forward as humanity, which is what we aim to do in the arts.
Which role or performance of your own has meant the most to you as an actor?
Playing Rosalind in As You Like It (as many lines as Hamlet has!)
What's your most marked characteristic?
Endurance. I like to see things through to completion. Some might call it stubbornness.
What is your personal motto?
“Treat people with kindness.”