Katherine's love for storytelling started in the theater. She grew up performing at camp and in plays at school. At sixteen she directed her first play at the Bethesda Writer's Center and by nineteen she was a board member of Wildwood Summer Theater where she oversaw 6 seasons of musicals. Dedicated to storytelling Katherine sought out intensive theater study earning her degree in Drama through a combination of Ithaca College, the Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute and the St. Petersburg Imperial Arts Academy. Katherine learned filmmaking by pairing with a cinematographer to shoot narrative film in found spaces around the DC area including an abandoned paper mill in upper Maryland. During a decade in Hollywood and NYC Katherine continued to hone her filmmaking skills focusing almost exclusively on women in title roles. Her most recent film, a documentary profile on aerospace engineer Natalie Panek is winning awards in festivals and is screening internationally.
Photo is of A Mid Summer Night's Dream with Synetic Theater, the 7th remount, performed at Teatro De Los Heros in Chihuahua, Mexico. Audience 1,800. What a dream.