Kate Baggott

Gallatin Colloquia Participation; Adjunct Instructor

Kate Baggott

Acting for the Camera

Producing and directorial credits include dozens of premieres of original plays Off Broadway and in Los Angeles. Companies and venues include New York’s: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Irish Arts Center, The Women's Project, New Dramatists, Director's Company, SoHo Rep, West Bank Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Atlantic Theatre Company. On the west coast: Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle), HBO’s Comedy Festival (Aspen), Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Fountain Theatre and ACT ONE (Showtime & Paramount Television) at The MET theatre all in LA. Writers include original productions by: Paul Weitz, Larry Kirwan, Bill Bozzone, Cassandra Medley Arthur Miller, David Mamet, John Patrick Shanley, Suzan Lori Parks, Shel Silverstein, Joyce Carol Oates, David Ives, Horton Foote, Michael John LaChiusa, Jose Rivera,  Kenneth Lonergan, Bryan Goluboff, Wil Calhoun, Jason Katims, Carol Reale, Rick Cleveland, Neil Cuthbert, Laura Cahill, and Michael Patrick King. Kate also produced several benefit performances for The National Coalition Against Censorship, most notably an event at The United Nations and a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Kate also worked as an associate casting director and casting director for television, theatre and independent film. 

Kate currently teaches Directing The Actor, Advanced II at Stonestreet Studios, NYU, Tisch, Department of Drama.  With Stonestreet Studios, she has directed dozens of Micro-Movies and several short films, and held the managing director position from 2014-2016.  Kate has also been a guest speaker and/or director at Smith College, Emerson College, Stony Brook University, Playwrights Forum Conference and Henry Street Settlement. 

Kate received her BA in Communications (Film/TV) from Temple University, and more recently studied at USC and Children’s Hospital LA to become certified as a special education advocate. Kate was a founding board member for Learning Rights Law Center in Los Angeles and worked with Autism and Beyond and in private practice, as an education advocate, aiding parents of children with special needs secure educational rights and services for their children throughout LA County. Kate continues to advocate in New York for access to education for children with special needs.