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.

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.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Midsommer Flight SPR Workshop

Dec 7, 2019 Broadsword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

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

MACE

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