Kate Whoriskey (born 1970) is a freelance theatre director.
Whoriskey grew up in Acton, Massachusetts. She majored in theater at New York University (Experimental Theater Wing) (graduating in 1992) and in 1998 she completed a post-graduate program in directing from the American Repertory Theater‘s (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Whoriskey is married to actor Daniel Breaker who has played Donkey in Shrek the Musical on Broadway. Whoriskey and Breaker have a son, named Rory, born in 2008.
After completing her graduate program at ART, she immediately worked on directing a play there, The Master Builder by Ibsen. She has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and an associate artist at South Coast Repertory in Orange County, California. She was briefly associated with Intiman Theatre in Seattle, in 2010 to 2011, prior to its closure due to cash flow problems.
A partial list of Whoriskey’s directing credits is in the table below.
Sources: Internet Off-Broadway Database Internet Broadway Database American Theatre Wing