Katherine A. Meade
Katherine A. Meade (she/her) is an arts educator, fundraiser, and freelance dramaturg who specializes in new play development and applied theater. Katie's expertise lies in teaching history, social justice, and activism through the arts, both in the classroom and in museums. She began this work as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Kingsborough Community College, using the works of Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) and Augusto Boal (Theatre of the Oppressed) as the backbone of her curriculum.
Over the years she has presented her work to countless students as well as educators through professional development workshops, at the United Nations, via Webinar with the Anti-Defamation League, and at Friere50: A Conference on Critical Pedagogy & Paulo Freire.
Over the past twenty years, Katie has had the honor of working with some amazing cultural institutions including Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, The O'Neill Studio, The Secret Theatre, the Astoria Performing Arts Center, MCC Theatre, The New-York Historical Society, the New York Transit Museum, The Children’s Museum of the Arts (NYC), The National September 11th Memorial & Museum, The Anne Frank Center and more.
Katie holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Marymount Manhattan College, and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.