Kate Booth (She/Her/Hers)

AAC, Teaching Assistant, Instructor, Coach, Fight Director

Originally from Wisconsin, Kate Booth is now a Chicago based actor, combatant, choreographer, and coach who revels in theatre that comes from the soul.

Fight direction credits prior to a break that began in 2020 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

Kate 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.  

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.


During the pandemic, Kate continued teaching stage combat through private lessons in the Chicagoland area. 

As the Chicago theatre scene reawakens, she remains part of the crew of "Kevins" to Fight Master Chuck Coyl at The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston, IL, and was excited to begin assisting CT Dave Gonzalez and Open Gate Movement Arts for their first full SPT this spring/summer of 2022! She also returned to staff at her local regional workshop (Winter Wonderland) in January of 2022.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Sword & Shield Summer Class

Jun 25, 2022 Broadsword and Shield Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Spring SPR Workshop

Mar 6, 2022 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 6, 2022 Broadsword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 6, 2022 Quarterstaff Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 6, 2022 Knife Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Independence Day SPRs

Jul 3, 2021 Unarmed Greenfield, Wisconsin Recommended Pass
Jul 3, 2021 Small Sword Greenfield, Wisconsin Recommended Pass

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