Kate Douglas is a NYC-based performer, songwriter and theatre artist 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 genre-defying piece The Imaginary Menagerie has had incarnations at Joe’s Pub and Ars Nova in addition to a year-long residency at The McKittrick Hotel that featured guest performances from Todd Almond, PigPen Theatre Co., Shaina Taub, Kiah Victoria and Shayfer James, among others. Her first EP, The Blue House, is available now.
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).
As a playwright, she has been awarded the National Society of Arts and Letters’s Lavinia Kohl Award for Excellence in Literature and the NJ Young Playwrights Award, and her work Outriders was included in Artemisia Theatre’s 2014 Fall Festival in Chicago. Her play Ithaca received a developmental reading at HERE Arts Center directed by Hunter Bird.
She is currently writing a musical with singer/songwriter Shayfer James that recently continued its development at the Johnny Mercer Colony at Goodspeed.
Her poetry has been published in Burningword Literary Journal, Contrary Magazine and Potluck Magazine, among others.
She one day hopes to write music and poetry in four languages.