Founder/Director Kate Hendrickson is a graduate of Bennington College in Vermont. A Chicago native, Kate “grew up” in Chicago’s off-Loop theatre community. As a young student actor, she received her earliest training in Viola Spolin technique. Kate has since worked as a director, actor, and theatre teacher in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and abroad. In Chicago Kate has worked with various groups including: Pivot Arts, Trap Door Theatre, WNEP, Baubo Performance Project and iO. Kate has also taught at the Illinois High School Theatre Institute, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and at schools throughout Chicagoland. Kate currently serves as a resident director at Trap Door Theatre, Chicago’s foremost avant-garde theatre, where she has directed several critically acclaimed world-premiere productions. Kate is also a mother of two and an Andersonville resident.