Kate joins Visual Terrain with ten years as a Lighting Design professional, designing architectural solutions, drama, musical theater, dance, and opera. She has designed for a variety of spaces, ranging from theaters to night clubs and bars, programming a variety of lighting consoles using both static and robotic instrumentation, and working with untrained and union crews.
Kate earned her M.F.A. in Lighting Design at University of Cincinnati: College – Conservatory of Music, then spent several years as a freelance lighting designer in New York City, designing eight productions at the New School for Drama and several regional theater productions. She assisted, dance, opera, and concert, designers to adjust their designs to the space, supervised change-overs, and tracked equipment and orders for the entire festival. Kate also has a bachelor of science in Business Administration & Theatre from Mary Washington College.
In November of 2008, Kate opened her first Off-Broadway show, Dear Edwina. Her numerous credits include work for The New School, Cortland Rep. Theater, Horse Trade — Kraine, Theatre Row-Studio and JLP Dance in New York, as well as the Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA.
Prior to joining Visual Terrain, Kate worked as an Engineer or Associate Engineer on the Disney Magic, Oceania Marina, Royal Caribbean Project Sunshine, and other cruise projects, for an internationally known entertainment consulting and installation firm.
Since joining Visual Terrain, Kate has worked on projects in China, Jerusalem and around the United States.