Kate Douglas is a NYC-based theatre artist, songwriter and performer who seeks to empower and challenge audiences about the limits of their world through work that draws influence from myth, memory and the surreal.
Since graduating from NYU, she has devised numerous original theatre/music hybrid works featuring alternative folk music with roots in bluegrass, country and rock with an emphasis on story. Her music has been performed at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, The McKittrick Hotel, Links Hall (Chicago) and the Korzo Theater (the Netherlands) by artists such as Todd Almond, PigPen Theatre Co., Shaina Taub and Kiah Victoria, and her work has been developed at The National Theater Institute, Artemisia Theatre, HERE Arts Center and the Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed. This summer she is attending the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University. Her first EP, The Blue House, is available now.
She has been awarded the National Society of Arts and Letters’ Lavinia Kohl Award and the NJ Young Playwrights Award, and her poetry has been published in Burningword Literary Journal and Contrary Magazine.
Recent performance credits include Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, Third Rail’s The Grand Paradise, Kansas City Choir Boy starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond (Premiere and Tour) and Fernando Rubio’s Everything by my side (U.S. Premiere). She currently works as Associate Artist and performer at Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More.
She one day hopes to write music and poetry in four languages.