Originally from Wisconsin, Kate Booth is now a Chicago based actor, combatant, choreographer, and coach who revels in theatre that comes with a challenge.
Recent fight direction credits include Accidental Death of a Black Motorist (The Conspirators), Head Over Heels (Kokandy Productions), Peter and the Starcatcher (Northwestern University), Kiss Me, Kate (Elgin Community College) , Below the Belt (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.
She directed a cast through two summers on 'By the Sword,' the street and stage fighting ensemble at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, as well as collaborated on all choreography in They Fight, an original show by the company of To the Point, of which she is a founding member.
Kate is an associate producer for The Conspirators in Chicago. She is also an Ensemblez member with Imaginez Ensemblez. She holds a B.F.A. in performance with an emphasis in acting from Northern Illinois University, which included a study abroad semester at 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. She was on staff at the 2020 Winter Wonderland Workshop held by MACE as a teaching assistant.
During the summer of 2020, Kate is teaching private stage combat lessons in the Chicagoland area. She is preparing to step into a new role with The Conspirators as the Workshop Czarina.