Kate Story is a writer, performer, and choreographer originally from Newfoundland. She is the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Arts Foundation’s K.M. Hunter Artist Award in theatre, and in 2005 (as part of Peterborough’s centennial celebrations) she was named one of the region’s 100 most important performing artists. In 2017 she was Dramaturge for Public Energy’s Alternating Currents program, facilitating creative processes for 8 wildly diverse artistic projects featuring over 30 artists. She is also one of the artists participating in Neighbourhood Dance Works’ exciting New Chapter dance project, bringing together over 20 Newfoundland dance artists for an innovative 3-year process with choreographers Christopher House and Anne Troake.
Kate has created nearly 20 original performance works, and created collaborative work with diverse artists, notably: theatre and dance artist Ryan Kerr (Fleshy Thud/The Theatre on King); puppeteer Brad Brackenridge (The Nervous System); Dora-award-winning musicians Rob Fortin and Susan Newman; musician Curtis Driedger; theatre director Ker Wells and musician Bill Brennan (Performances May Be Permanent); Caroline Langill (Biology as Peepshow); Martha Cockshutt, Susan Newman, Susan Spicer (The Cure Collective); theatre artists Di Gallagher and Patti Shaughnessy (Irish Stew); and many more.
She has also performed with diverse artists and companies including: Chartier Danse, 4th Line Theatre, R. Murray Schafer, Atlas Moves Watching Dance Projects/Bill James, mysterious entity, Nightwood Theatre/Alisa Palmer, Bananafish Productions/Kelly Thornton, DNA/Hillar Liitoja, Ground Zero Productions/Don Bouzek, Caravan Stage Company, and many others. In 2005, as part of Artsweek, she co-created and co-directed Dancin’ in the Streets with Bill James, a public participation outdoor dance incorporating Peterborough’s downtown streets and involving over 75 community participants.