Kate Bergstrom ’18

Kate Bergstrom, Central Coast Broadway World’s 2016 Person to Watch, is a performance artist and third-year MFA directing candidate at Brown/Trinity Rep. She is artistic director of On The Verge Summer Repertory Company in Southern California and freelances as an artist internationally. Her eclectic work has been seen at REDCAT, La Mama Umbria, UCLAlive!, Highways Performance Space, Brown University, UCLA, Theatre at Monmouth, LACMA, and more, and featured in Performance Magazine and ITCH dance journal. A graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film & Television, her thesis production of Woyzeck with an all fem-identifying cast was featured as a season department show. In 2013 she conceived and directed Wholed, a performance about Alexander Haig at REDCAT in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Kate was the head of Drama at Laguna Blanca School from 2012-2015 and artistic director of Stripped Scripts. Recent productions for Brown/Trinity Rep include The Children’s Hour as an operetta, a touring production of The Taming of the Shrew, and Erin Courtney’s A Map of Virtue. In Monmouth, Maine, she directed Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg, and wrapped Michael Perlman’s West Coast premiere of At the Table at On The Verge. Her directorial work has been described as intimate, provocative, colorful, and haunting, and focuses on ruptures in the status quo. Her examinations focus on the inherent queerness of performativity, the excavation of internalized misogyny, and the blurred lines between the self and other in gender, politics, socioeconomic identities and storytelling. www.katebergstrom.com