Kate is a writer 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 published in ten languages. Kate is a 2016/17 New Georges Audrey resident, a Lambda Literary LGBTQ Writers in Schools author, and the recipient of a Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant for playwriting. Her play "Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf" had its debut production with Elevator Repair Service Theater in June, 2018 and toured to the Dublin Theatre Festival in October, 2018.
Kate's work for theater has been seen in NYC at Abrons Arts Center, 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).
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, which chronicles the history of New York radio through her father's storied fifty-year career as a legendary free-form radio DJ. Read more about Vin here.
She studied tarot with The Brooklyn Fools and identifies as a part-time witch. If you are interested in a tarot reading, you can find out more here.
And Kate writes songs with her band The Witch Ones. Check here for upcoming appearances and follow their Instagram here to get updates and very important cat memes.
Represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House and Mary Harden at HCKR Agency..