Kate Liberman (she/her) is the Executive Director for Trinity Rep. She previously served as Managing Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival from 2015 through 2022. In this role she supported the company’s growth operationally, financially, and artistically including overseeing a major capital project and campaign. She previously served as General Manager at The Laguna Playhouse, where she worked on strategic planning, a fiscal turnaround, and capital improvements. She has also served as Associate Managing Director at Yale Repertory Theatre, Managing Director of Yale Summer Cabaret, Managing Director Fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and as Associate Manager of Development at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC where she executed a successful $10M campaign for the 2008 festival, Arabesque: Arts of The Arab World.
She holds an MFA in theater management from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, an MBA from Yale School of Management, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude. At Yale, she was the recipient of the Morris J. Kaplan Prize for recognition in theater management. She is a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and served as President of the Truman Scholars Association. In 2017, Kate received the Business Council of Westchester’s 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award. She proudly serves as the immediate past president of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
Originally from the Boston area, Kate lives in Cranston with her wonderful husband, Eric, and her son, Toby.