Loewald, Kate

Kate Loewald

Kate Loewald

 Kate Loewald co-founded The Play Company with Mike Ockrent and Jack Temchin in 1998. Play Co has produced thirteen world, American and New York premieres of plays from Japan, Romania, India, Germany, Russia, France, the British Isles and the United States. In addition, the New Work/New World Series has included plays and literature from Iran, the Ivory Coast, China and Sweden, among other countries. 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 she was producing associate on George C. Wolfe’s Jelly’s Last Jam, Martha Clarke’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, and other plays on and off Broadway. In addition to teaching at Fordham, she 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, Ms. Loewald was the Guest Artistic Director for the Signature Theatre Company in the 2004/2005 season.
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