Artist Bio

Kate Whoriskey

(Bio as of November 2008)

Ms. Whoriskey’s most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Ruined during the 2008/2009 Season. Her Goodman credits include Vigils, Heartbreak House, The Rose Tattoo and Drowning Crow. Her off-Broadway credits include The Piano Teacher by Julia Cho at the Vineyard Theatre, Last Tree in Antarctica by Julia Cho at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the world premiere of Fabulation or The Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage at Playwrights Horizons and Massacre (sing to your children) by José Rivera at the LAByrinth Theater Company, of which she is a member. She also directed The Tempest at Shakespeare Theatre; the world premiere of Intimate Apparel, The Piano Teacher, Life is a Dream, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Antigone and The Clean House at South Coast Repertory; Master Builder at the American Repertory Theatre; and Blue/Orange, Lady from the Sea and The Chairs at the Intiman Theatre. She has worked with writers Nilo Cruz, Sarah Ruhl, Michael Ondaatje, Regina Taylor and Said Sayrafiezadeh. Ms. Whoriskey has also directed at Theatre for a New Audience, Baltimore Center Stage, Perseverance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Sundance Theatre Lab, The Fisher Center, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and Geva Theatre. A graduate of New York University and the ART Institute at Harvard, she is currently a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and an associate artist at South Coast Repertory.

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Watch & Listen More

  • Drowning Crow Rehearsal Photos
  • Rose Tattoo Rehearsal Photos
  • Heartbreak House Rehearsal Photos
  • Vigils Rehearsal Photos

With Goodman Theatre

  • Ruined Ruined
    0809 Season
    Play by Lynn Nottage
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • Vigils Vigils
    0607 Season
    Play by Noah Haidle
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • Heartbreak House Heartbreak House
    0304 Season
    Play by George Bernard Shaw
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • The Rose Tattoo The Rose Tattoo
    0203 Season
    Play by Tennessee Williams
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • Drowning Crow Drowning Crow
    0102 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey