Independent Writers' Caucus
Kate is a playwright, screenwriter and essayist originally from Scranton, PA. (Yes, the home of The Office, Joe Biden and abandoned coal mines.)
Her play, NURSE CADDEN, won First Place in Martha Plimpton’s A is For Playwriting Contest. The script, chosen by a panel led by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, received a virtual reading that starred Ann Dowd.
Her screenplay, CAPTURING THE STARS, won a $20,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and received an Honorable Mention for the Sloan/Tribeca Grand Jury Prize.
As an essayist, Kate has been published by The Los Angeles Times, Belladonna Comedy, XO Jane and The Awl. She’s also written monologues for the collection “Teen Girl’s Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny,” published by Applause Books.
Kate holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was the recipient of the Steven Bochco Fellowship.
Honors & Awards
Semi-finalist, Stowe Story Lab Maven Screen Media Fellowship - HAG FACE - 2022
First Place Winner, A is For Playwriting Contest - NURSE CADDEN - 2020
First Place Winner, Alfred P. Sloan Student Screenwriting Award - CAPTURING THE STARS - 2012
Mamie Cadden is a notorious backstreet abortionist who profits off the secrets of Dublin’s most powerful men. When the body of pregnant Helen O’Reilly is found dumped outside of Mamie’s flat, the infamous nurse is sentenced to hang. Can a Divine intervention save Nurse Cadden’s soul before it’s too late?
IS THIS ART? (or the Andy Warhol Ghost Pilot)
(Half-hour supernatural comedy)
Nora Miller is a stressed out grad student trying to ace her Ph.D. program but the ghost of Andy Warhol keeps dragging her hopelessly off track.
(Half-hour historical comedy)
In Tudor England, a young noblewoman runs away from her controlling father in order to study with the hideously terrifying prophetess known as Hag Face.
Character-driven, Female-centric, Historical/Alternative History, Magical Realism