Kate Duffly is a scholar-director and community-engaged theatre artist. Her teaching and research interests include acting, directing, socially engaged and community-based theater, 20th and 21st century American theater, race theory and performance, feminist performance, and food as/in performance.
Kate is working on a series of articles about community-engaged performance practice. Her current work-in-progress is an article about a community-based theatre project, Farms and Fables (2011), created by theatre company Open Waters in collaboration with family farmers and farmworkers in southern Maine.
- This fall, Kate will direct the West Coast premiere of Exile by Nastaran Ahmadi. In Exile, an Iranian-American video game tester develops a game set in a post-nuclear apocalypse Iran, even as her own relationship becomes a fallout zone.