Kate Bushmann’s directing and dramaturgical work spans more than 25 years and ranges from a one-man original comedy in a black box Off-Broadway theatre to a classic opera in a New York City cathedral. Most of her directing career is devoted to new play development, and Kate takes special interest in the role of music in theatre.

Kate has directed and served as dramaturg for four world premiere plays at NYC’s Abingdon Theatre Company: John Petrick’s The Appearance of Impropriety (also workshops at Stamford Theatre Center and LaMaMa EST); John Petrick’s Beyond Recognition; Michael Deep’s one-man play, The Greenhouse Effect; and Jan Buttram’s Lost on the Natchez Trace.

Other favorite directing credits include staging and choreographing Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors with Maestro Kent Tritle conducting, and Horton Foote’s The Dancers (with additional dances choreographed) at HB Playwrights Foundation Theatre.