at Santa Cruz Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Mullins
Kate plays Hamlet who is upset by the death of her father and the hasty remarriage of her mother,
Queen Gertrude, to her uncle Claudius, is set on a collision course with self-doubt when her father’s ghost demands
that Hamlet avenge his death. Murder, madness, duels, and dilemmas abound in Shakespeare’s transcendent and most iconic
In repertory with
A Midsummer Night's Dream
at Santa Cruz Shakespeare
directed by Terri McMahon
plays Penny Quince, stalwart leader and fledgling director of the Mechanicals in this, Shakespeare's best loved comedy.
September 30 through October 25 2015
premiere and part of DC's Women's Voices Festival
by Clare Lizzimore
directed by GT Upchurch
Kate plays Rachel who has it all: marriage, house, career. So
why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…?
Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. Apparitions
of doubts, past decisions, future mistakes. Is it time for Xanax? Prozac? Or perhaps she just needs to forget it all, follow
her instinct, and kiss a stranger. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in
chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.
Jan 27- March 8 2015
At the Folger Shakespeare Library
By Peter Oswald
Directed by Richard Clifford
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, (aka- Kate Eastwood Norris) has been imprisoned under charges of attempted
regicide. Her captor and cousin Queen Elizabeth I cannot bring herself to sign the death decree. In a society where woman
are considered inferior, these two queens charged with ruling as kings, battle sexism, greed, lust, and climactically, each
Peter Oswald’s bold new translation of Schiller’s vivid re-imagining
breathes life into a Tudor world flush with subterfuge and revenge—and ruled by two extraordinary women.
STUPID FUCKING BIRD
World Premiere August 2013
Remount in August 2014 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Touring production in January 2016 at Syracuse Stage and in February 2016 at Portland Center Stage
By Aaron Posner
directed By Howard Shalwitz
Helen Hayes Award Fiesta!!!
Fucking Bird swept the recent 2014 nominations with 8 noms including one for Kate as Outstanding Supporting Actress
The show WON Best Play and Best New Play! Yay Team!
An aspiring young director
rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood
star (Kate?!? What?!? Aging?!?) for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing
love, art, and growing up can be.
In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny
remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young
and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Original songs composed by James Sugg to match Aaron
Posner's lyrics draw the famously subtextual inner thoughts of Chekhov's characters explicitly to the surface.
February 1 — March 16 2014
In the Ellyn Bye Studio at Portland Center Stage
By Elizabeth Heffron
Directed by Gretchen Corbett
Favorite from JAW 2012
Life’s not easy for Bo-Nita. It never is for a 13-year-old, but especially one who winds
up with a dead, semi-ex-stepfather on her bedroom floor. With humor, pathos and a dash of midwest magical realism, Bo-Nita
follows a mother and daughter’s journey through a working-class America of dwindling resources, and the lengths they
must go to stay together and keep their beat alive.
Portland loves storytelling, from The Moth and This
American Life on OPB, to Back Fence PDX and local readings of Mortified. Bo-Nita fits that
Portland ethos perfectly. It’s as if Bo-Nita is answering the question “what was the most outrageous day of your
life?” with a hilarious—and heartbreaking—worst/best-day-of-your-life story.
Kate played Bo-Nita and six other people in this solo performance!