The Quickening Theatre 2005-2013
Kate is the former Co-Artistic Director of The Quickening Theatre. As a company member Kate's contribution was as playwright, director, actor, producer and general manager. During her tenure the company won several awards including the Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding New Play, Best of The Fringe, 'Culchivating' the Fringe, NOW Magazine Nominations for Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Design and Outstanding New Play. The company also received funding from the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils.
The Quickening Theatre formed from the creation of their first original play, The Children's Museum .In September of 2007, three friends hopped on a plane to San Francisco. They had never before written or produced a play, and they were in a new city without easy access to an audience
Their first performance was monumental: when the lights came up at the curtain call, the small audience stood up and clapped. They were elated; these strangers responded to a story they needed to tell.
In that moment, the ‘creator’ seed was planted. Since then, they've created and produced five new plays to critical acclaim: Code Blue, Fish Face, Mister Baxter, The De Chardin Project and The Truth About Comets. The company wound down end of 2013 so the artists could pursue other projects.