Kate Whoriskey (born 1970) is a freelance theatre director.
Whoriskey grew up in Acton, Massachusetts. She majored in theater at New York University (Experimental Theater Wing) (graduating in 1992) and in 1998 she completed a post-graduate program in directing from the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Whoriskey is married to actor Daniel Breaker who has played Donkey in Shrek the Musical on Broadway. Whoriskey and Breaker have a son, named Rory, born in 2008.
After completing her graduate program at ART, she immediately worked on directing a play there, The Master Builder by Ibsen. She has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and an associate artist at South Coast Repertory in Orange County, California. She was briefly associated with Intiman Theatre in Seattle, prior to its closure due to cash flow problems.
A partial list of Whoriskey's directing credits is in the table below. (Table can be sorted by clicking on box at top of each column).
Other theatres where she has directed include:
- Theatre for a New Audience (New York)
- Center Stage (theater) (Baltimore, MD)
- Perseverance Theatre (Alaska)
- Actors Theatre of Louisville
- Sundance Theatre Lab at the Sundance Institute, (Park City, UT)
- Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY)
- The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (Waterford, CT)
- Geva Theatre Center (Rochester, NY).
- Broadway actor Daniel Breaker joins Intiman cast of 'A Doctor in Spite of Himself' by Misha Berson, Seattle Times, September 4, 2010
- "Kate Whoriskey to replace Bartlett Sher at Intiman", Seattle Times, June 18, 2009.
- Profile, Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2009.
- Tom Sellar, "Watching Kate Whoriskey", profile American Theatre magazine, July/August 2001, Theatre Communications Group.
- Biography, Princeton University, USA.
- Kate Whoriskey biography, [http://americantheatrewing.org/ American Theatre Wing, USA.
- Goodman Theatre: Ruined
- Intimate Apparel program page 8, April, 2003
- Vineyard Theatre summary.
- Interview with Julia Cho, Vineyard Theatre website.
- Massacre press release.
- Vigils summary at Goodman Theatre.
- Life is a Dream program.
- Chalk Circle program.
- Antigone program.
- Clean House program.
- Intiman Theatre website
- "Butz and Reaser to Star in "How I Learned to Drive"; New York Times, Arts Beat, November 8, 2011
- Intiman Theater website
- South Coast Repertory website
- Charlie Rose interview (about production of Ruined), July 14, 2009, 12 minute video