Kate Snodgrass is the Artistic Director of both the Elliot Norton Award-winning Boston Theater Marathon and Boston Playwrights' Theatre, the “Home of New Plays in Boston.” The author of the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award-winning play Haiku, her plays have been anthologized, translated, and performed all over the world. Among other awards, her work has been recognized with two IRNE Awards for “Best New Play” and a Steinberg Award nomination from the American Theatre Critics Association. She is Professor of the Practice of Playwriting in the Boston University Graduate School and is a member of A.E.A., A.F.T.R.A., and the Dramatists' Guild. Her numerous teaching credits include Boston College, Wellesley College, American Repertory Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard, Brandeis, Lesley and Suffolk Universities, and M.I.T.
Acknowledged by Boston’s StageSource in 2001 as a “Theatre Hero,” Kate is a former National Chair of Playwriting at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival; she received the KCACTF’s inaugural Milan Stitt Award as an outstanding teacher of playwriting. Awarded Boston's Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence in 2012, Kate is a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company.