Kate created The Play Company with her late partners, Mike Ockrent and Jack Temchin, in 1998. To date PlayCo has produced nineteen world, American and New York premieres of plays from Sweden, Poland, Japan, Romania, India, Germany, Russia, France, Britain and the United States. The company received a 2007 OBIE Award for its “unique contribution to the Off Broadway theatre community”.
From 1990-99 Kate was head of the literary department at the Manhattan Theatre Club, overseeing programming and creative development. She collaborated with many playwrights and directors on new plays, including Terrence McNally, Jon Robin Baitz, Richard Greenberg, Donald Margulies, Elizabeth Swados, Cheryl West, Kia Corthron, Joe Mantello, Mark Brokaw and Nicholas Martin, among many others. She created the MTC Playwriting Fellowships for emerging writers. She was also Director of MTC’s acclaimed Writers in Performance series in 1998 and ’99, producing an innovative program of literary events featuring such writers and performers as Walter Mosley, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Gish Jen, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Buck Henry, Anita Desai, Robert Pinsky, Sydney Schanberg, and Arnold Wesker. Prior to MTC, Kate was producing associate to Margo Lion on George C. Wolfe’s Jelly’s Last Jam, Martha Clarke’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, and other plays on and off Broadway.
Kate is on the adjunct faculty of the New School for Drama MFA program and the Fordham College theatre department, and has also taught in the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University. She was a dramaturg at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference from 2000-2003. She serves on the board of Backbone Media, a San Francisco-based documentary film company. She is a graduate of Yale College. In addition to her work with The Play Company, she was the Guest Artistic Director for the Signature Theatre Company in the 2004/2005 season.
ROBERT G. BRADSHAW
PRODUCING ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
INTERIM DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND OUTREACH
GENERAL MANAGEMENT FELLOW
BLAKE ZIDELL & ASSOCIATES
Dan Dinero, Noa Egozi, Taylor Barrett Gaines, Anchuli Felicia King, Katherine Leary, James Monaghan, Paul Takacs, Jeremy Tiang
LITERARY WING READERS
Photo: Pavel Antonov
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carmine Boccuzzi & Victoria Reese, Co-Chairs
Jeffrey A. Sine, Vice Chairman
Michael Dweck, Treasurer
Kate Loewald, Secretary
Kyra Tirana Barry
* Philip Levy died suddenly on Thursday, October 12. Philip was a devoted and lively member of our community. The founder of Bridge Street Books in Washington DC, he was passionate about ideas and generous with his support for causes he believed in. We will miss him so much and we celebrate his life.
The obituary from The Washington Post: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=philip-levy&pid=186944556