Kate is a writer, producer, dramaturg and performer who was born with her umbilical cord tied around her neck in Hutt Hospital in 1981. Kate has lived in seven flats in Wellington and Auckland and is currently floating between Aotearoa and Melbourne.

Having originally trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School 12 years ago and subsequently working across practice and policy in the New Zealand theatre sector, in 2015 Kate completed the new Master of Dramaturgy at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne. She currently works as Theatre Editor at New Zealand arts and culture website The Pantograph Punch.

Kate also writes and produces film with collaborator and director Abigail Greenwood under their company Flyleaf Films