Cast & Creative - Next Fall
Kate Warner is a director and producer with 20 years of experience. She has served as the Artistic Director of New Repertory Theatre in Boston and Artistic Director of Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta where she developed new business models for season planning and education programs. Kate has amassed a history as both a director and producer and as the previous Managing Director/Artistic Associate with Atlanta's Theatrical Outfit, which in December of 2004 moved into its new $5.4 million home, a renovated downtown Atlanta landmark, thus completing an award-winning strategic plan.
Her body of directorial work includes, for New Rep: Passing Strange, afterlife – a ghost story, Hot Mikado, Indulgences; for Dad's Garage: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Skin and Mojo; for Actor’s Express: The Last Five Years, Pulp and Octopus; for Theatrical Outfit: Waiting for Godot and The Island; for American Stage: Proof; and for Magic Theatre: Octopus. She has championed new work from playwrights such as Lisa Kron, Alice Tuan, Peter Nachtrieb, Chris Craddock, Kyle Jarrow, Suzan-Lori Parks, Megan Gogerty, David J (Bauhaus), Caridad Svich, Lauren Gunderson, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, Ross Maxwell, Rolin Jones, David Holstein, John Pierson, Steve Yockey, Heather Woodbury, Chay Yew, and Greg Kotis.
Kate is committed to developing new audiences, building capacity of arts organizations through strategic alignment and promoting organizational relationships that connect community development to artistic innovation. Her strengths and achievements are in new play development, major project management, artistic series programming, capital campaign design, and strategic planning. Also, Kate is a leader who affects organizational change by guiding vision and communication in order to build company culture and trust. Kate serves as a board member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for non-profit theatres and will co-chair the 2012 National Conference in Boston. She is also a member and facilitator of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors' Lab in New York, a member and panelist of the Directors Lab West in Los Angeles, and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. In summer 2004, Kate completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders in the Arts at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the New Artistic Leadership Institute with TCG/Dance USA at the McCarter Theatre. Recognition for Kate's directing work includes Sunday Paper Top 10 Director 2007, Suzi Bass Award for Best Director 2006, and Best Director Readers’ Pick in Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta 2007 and 2006. She is a graduate of Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI with degrees in Theatre and Anthropology.
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