KATE FENTON

Kate Fenton began her career as part of the inaugural Humber College Comedy Program. After graduating she was nominated for a Phil Hartman Award. Kate holds an MFA in acting from York University, and has trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Second City and The ProActors Lab, as well as Voice Over workshops with Elley-Ray Hennessey, Jessie Thompson, Debra Toffan, Kim Hurden and Susan Hart.

She is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the Dora Award winning company The Quickening Theatre. Her work has been presented at The Toronto International Film Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille, Young People’s Theatre, The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, CBS, Lifetime Channel, Discovery and several film festivals across Europe and North America. You can watch her doing Improv at The Social Capital Theatre and Second City and sometimes even Stand Up at the Comedy Bar.

Recent credits include: Creative Director of The Journey 2016: A Living History of The Revitalization of Regent Park.  A large scale Musical Production featuring Jackie Richardson, Jeremiah Sparks and Alana Bridgewater, in collaboration with Mitchell Cohen and The Daniel's Corporation.

As a teacher and coach Kate has worked with several companies and schools including Young People’s Theatre (YPT), Prologue for The Arts, Shakespeare In Action (SIA), Workman Arts, University of Toronto Schools, 4-H Clubs of Saskatchewan, Parks and Recreation of Ontario and the Directors Cut.

“I believe that the arts contribute directly to the development of ones sense of self worth, self-esteem, confidence, the ability to express and communicate ideas and thoughts and to discover new aspects of oneself. My passion for theatre and education is strong and continues to grow with every passing year. Especially as I expand my own family I see enormous value in the arts.”