Theatre Department

Faculty & Staff

Kate Bredeson

Kate BredesonTheatre history and literature, dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, gender and theatre.
B.A. 1998, Macalester College
M.F.A. 2002, D.F.A. 2006 Yale School of Drama
Reed College 2009-.
(503) 459-4639 | kbredeso@reed.edu

Kate Bredeson is a theatre historian, a director, and a dramaturg. She has earned awards including a Fulbright in Paris; a residency at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France; fellowships from the Killam Foundation, Mellon Foundation, American Philosophical Society, the Institut Français de Washington, and she was a member of the 2012 Mellon Summer School of Theatre and Performance Research at Harvard University. Kate regularly presents at international conferences, and has published articles in PAJ, Theater, Theatre Symposium, Modern and Contemporary France, The Tennessee Williams Literary Journal,and Time Out Paris. Kate's book manuscript, Occupying the Stage: Theatre of May '68, is in process. She has chapters in the books International Women Stage Directors (U. Illinois, 2013)and May 68: Rethinking France's Last Revolution (Palgrave, 2011)Her work on French dramaturgy will be published in the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (forthcoming, 2014)As a dramaturg, she has worked with theatres including the Guthrie, Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale Cabaret, Portland Playhouse, and Hand2Mouth Theatre, and in 2011 won the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas residency grant. Before coming to Reed, she was the Resident Dramaturg at the Court Theatre in Chicago and Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. Kate holds an MFA and a doctorate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama.