Mary Kate Caffrey
MK (Kate) Caffrey (she/her/hers) is an award-winning theatre artist, writer and educator. She has brought over 60 productions to the stage as a professional theatrical director, producer, and artistic director. Kate is a founding member and Producing Artistic/Education Director of Boston’s award - winning Threshold Theatre, and served as Education Director at The New Theatre (Boston) and Artistic Director of the Triangle Theatre (Boston). She began her career in theatre as an actor, but rarely has time to tread the boards these days.
Of her numerous full-length plays, three have been produced - Mother’s Bliss, Mother's Woe, Pandora's Box, and Oh Mighty ISIS. Two of her many one-act plays have been produced - Midsummer Dreaming and Lazy, Hazy, Crazy. She has also written numerous ten-minute plays including E Pluribus Unum, in God we Trust, produced by Scribe Stages in Los Angeles and My Dancing Days Are Over, a finalist for the Warner International Playwrights Festival 2020.
Caffrey is currently working on two TVPilot/Treatments A World of Their Own: Vanessa and Virginia and Higher Ed. Her textbooks The Natural Actor, and Celebrating Live Theatre: An Introduction are published by Cognella. She is a member of Boston's Proscenium Playwrights and Playwrights UNITE playwriting groups. Kate is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Communication, Media and Performance at Framingham State University, and has extensive experience teaching all aspects of theatre, writing and human communication to artists from pre-school to over seventy years old.
She has presented workshops in theatre and playwriting at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference (Montreal 2014), (Boston 2018.) She holds an MFA from Lesley University in Creative Writing, Stage and Screen, an MA from Northwestern University in Theatre and a BA from Boston College in Theatre and English. MK is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild (DG), Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Theatre Communications Guild (TCG), and Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).
She is pleased to be a member of the Board of Directors of StageSource, which provides leadership and services to advance the art of theater in the Greater Boston and New England region. Kate loves to travel with her son and spouse, revels in laughing and making others laugh, and is an avid cyclist. www.mkcaffrey.com