Kate has taught with: Oklahoma City University, McCarter Theater Center, HB Studio, Walnut Street Theatre, Broadway Classroom, Temple University, St. Joseph's University, Montgomery County Community College, National Winter Playwrights Retreat, Tofte Lake Center and University of Virginia among others.
Her methodology, Brennan Check-In, cultivates more present, collaborative and self-sufficient artists who are agents of their own well-being.
She is a Designated Linklater Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Thai Bodyworker, Certified MELT Hand & Foot Instructor, a member of VASTA, the Dramatists Guild & AEA. She holds an MFA from the University of Virginia.
Brennan Check-In (BCI) is a new way of working for the artist that incorporates Linklater Voicework, Yoga, Thai Bodywork, fascial release, and generative exercises. In addition to OCU, BCI has had workshops at UNC-Chapel Hill, McCarter Theatre Center, HBMG's National Winter Playwrights Retreat, NYC, and was featured at the 3rd Annual Statera Conference for Gender Parity in the Arts.
Kate is a leader that naturally and instinctively builds people up
and opens them to their truer selves.
- Melissa Firlit, Director
Working on Lord of the Flies felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Kate's vision was so innovative, the rehearsal space was always safe, while the cast was still pushed to explore and grow as much as possible. I hope someday to be as daring, inventive, and creative of an artist as Kate is.
- Adelaide, BFA & Assistant Director
Kate's class made me more aware of my body and made me a more curious artist. I questioned myself and my world in that class. I also discovered the importance of valuing and understanding my emotions. This was also the first time I got Shakespeare in my bones which was a big turning point for my classical work.
- Recent BFA Graduate