Kate's young adult novel "Fans of the Impossible Life" is out now from HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray in the US and Macmillan in the UK (also currently out in Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian and Danish, forthcoming in German, Portuguese, Turkish, and Polish.)
Kate writes plays and collaborates on theater shows with puppet artist Amanda Villalobos. Plays and theater work 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 as a 2016-2017 New Georges Audrey Resident.
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.
Kate grew up in New Jersey, went to school at Sarah Lawrence College, and now lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two black cats. She is the creator of the "It Takes a Coven" tote bag. Current interests include: angsty singing ladies, interior revolutions, and exterior adornments. Also - nostalgia as an art form. And - spiritual conspiracy theories.
In short: piano lesson quitter, tarot reader, terrible cook.
Represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House.