Kate’s play The Last Wife had its world premiere in the 2015 Stratford Festival season. The Last Wife was shortlisted for the 2015 Carol Bolt Award. It has had more than ten productions across Canada and the United States. It premiered at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney, Australia in September 2019.
Her second play in the series, The Virgin Trial, premiered at Stratford, won the Carol Bolt Award for Best New Play 2017, and was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. It has had subsequent productions in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and San Diego.
Mother’s Daughter, which premiered at the Stratford Festival in June 2019, is the third in Kate’s cycle of plays about women and power, based on the rich and dramatic lives of the Tudor queens. It subsequently played at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto.
Kate’s translation and adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac premiered at the Shaw Festival in 2019 and returned in 2022.
Kate adapted Oscar Wilde’s stories for children, Wilde Tales, which played to great critical success in the 2017 season at The Shaw.
Kate has been writing in one way or another for most of her life. Her writing includes plays, poetry, stories, articles for industry publications, a dissertation, two blogs, and a research paper.