Kate Booth

Originally from Wisconsin, Kate Booth is now a Chicago based actor, combatant, choreographer, and coach who revels in theatre that comes with a challenge: heightened text, physically demanding roles, and outdoor performance are her favorites.

Previous fight direction credits include Head Over Heels with Kokandy Productions, Below the Belt produced by HONDU4U Productions, assisting Maureen Yasko on the fights for Babes with Blades' production Women of 4G, and assisting Geoff Coates with the fight direction for Oak Park Festival Theatre's The Fair Maid of the West , two summers for By the Sword, the street and stage fighting ensemble at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, as well as collaboration on They Fight, an original show written by the company of To the Point, of which she is a founding member. 

You can also catch Kate clowning around with The Conspirators in Chicago, or listen to her previous work in the radio serials produced by Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment (Free podcasts on iTunes!)... She is also an Ensemblez member with Imaginez Ensemblez. Kate holds a B.F.A. in performance with an emphasis in acting from Northern Illinois University, which included a study abroad semester with the Moscow Art Theatre School.

Kate is one of the loyal "Kevins" (teaching assistants) to Fight Master Chuck Coyl at The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston, IL.



Currently, Kate is preparing to play the role of Detective Bertowski in Accidental Death of a Black Motorist with The Conspirators , opening 10/25/2019. She will be assisting both FM Chuck Coyl and CT Dave Gonzalez with SPT classes during the fall of 2019 as well.

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Donald Preston

May 18, 2019 Broadsword and Shield Brookfield, Illinois Basic Pass

Actor's Gym Rapier and Dagger Winter 2019

Mar 31, 2019 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Small Sword Actor's Gym June 2018

Jun 3, 2018 Small Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 3, 2018 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym Fall of 2017

Dec 10, 2017 Quarterstaff Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

MACE Fall of 2017 Rapier and Dagger

Dec 9, 2017 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym Spring of 2017 Knife

Jun 4, 2017 Knife Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass

Broadsword Spring of 2017

Mar 19, 2017 Broadsword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Unarmed SPT

May 8, 2016 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Spring 2016 Actor's Gym Single Sword

Feb 21, 2016 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass


May 17, 2015 Quarterstaff Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gymnasium

Feb 8, 2015 Knife Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jan 26, 2014 Rapier and Dagger Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Murray State University and Rat Pack Productions

Mar 22, 2014 Unarmed Murray, Kentucky Basic Pass