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.
Recent fight direction credits include Accidental Death of a Black Motorist with The Conspirators, 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 .
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 written 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.
Currently, Kate is playing the role of Detective Bertowski in Accidental Death of a Black Motorist with The Conspirators , closing 11/23/2019. She is assisting both FM Chuck Coyl and CT Dave Gonzalez with SPT classes and workshops.
Prepare to witness Kate in the The Conspirators' December production of Rand/Shultz, coming soon!