Kate is a playwright and novelist who grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two black cats. Kate's debut novel "Fans of the Impossible Life" was a Fall 2015 Indie Next pick, a Junior Library Guild pick, a 2016 Rainbow List Top Ten Pick, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and has been translated into nine languages. Kate is a 2016/17 New Georges Audrey resident, and her play "Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf" will have a debut production with Elevator Repair Service Theater in Spring, 2018.
Kate's work for theater has been seen in NYC at Dixon Place, Galapagos, the SoHo Playhouse, The Bushwick Starr, as part of the Great Small Works Toy Theater Fest at St. Ann's Warehouse, in residence at the Henson Carriage House, and at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). She is currently developing a new musical about haunted dolls and feminist witches.
Kate has been a performing member of theater company Elevator Repair Service since 2002, and spent most of 2004-2012 traveling the world performing in an eight hour long show called "Gatz" that uses the entire text of "The Great Gatsby." She played a secretary, and she edited and wrote a lot of "Fans" onstage in her office cubicle while the show was going on. You can read more about that here. Some other places that she has performed with ERS: Norway, Singapore, Tasmania, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Vienna, the Sydney Opera House. In Australia she held a koala. In Singapore a bird told her fortune.
Kate is also one half of The Kate and Vin Scelsa Podcast, along with her dad, legendary radio DJ Vin Scelsa. Read more about Vin here.
She studied tarot with The Brooklyn Fools and identifies as a part-time witch.
Represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House.