Rossetter, Kathryn


Kathryn Rossetter
BA, English, Gettysburg College
Head of the MFA Acting Department, Part-time Lecturer, Acting, School of Drama

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Areas of Expertise:
Acting/Corporate Coaching
Kathryn Rossetter is an actress, writer, and teacher. She appeared on Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in Death of a Salesman and repeated the role in the filmed version. She also appeared in Time of the Cuckoo at Lincoln Center. Off Broadway, she has performed in numerous productions at the Working Theater, the WPA Theatre, the Public Theater, the Vineyard Theatre, the Hudson Guild Theatre, UBU Repertory Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New Dramatists, the Village Gate, Workhouse Theatre, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre, of which she is a member. Ms. Rossetter appeared in the films Speed II, Fearless, Shakedown, The Night We Never Met, the independent film and Sundance hit Whatever, Pose Down, The Unidentified, and Ten Stories Tall. She has made guest appearances in many television programs, including Law & Order SVU, Touched by an Angel, Full House, LA Law, Kate and Allie, Spencer for Hire, The Deidre Hall Story, The Bill Cosby Show, The Richard Belzer Show, and several television pilots. Ms. Rossetter has done many commercials and voice-overs and can be heard in popular video games including Grand Theft Auto and Bully. She has written and performed in three-sketch comedy shows in New York and Los Angeles, three one-person shows, and several one-act plays. Her film scripts Fine and Virgin Territory were finalists for a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

Ms. Rossetter received a Tennessee Williams Theatre Fellowship for developing a one-person show. Her show Starving, Hysterical, Naked, the result of that fellowship, has been performed in venues around New York City.

She also works in leadership development in the corporate sector, coaching executives on presentation, listening, empathy, and thinking creatively for problem solving. Her clients are from many fortune 500 companies.
Courses Taught:
  • Contemporary Technique (first-year MFA Drama)
  • Co-Lab (second-year MFA Drama)
  • Monologue Technique (BFA Drama)
  • Performance Lab (Integrated Design program at Parsons The New School for Design—undergraduate) 

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