Kat Rothman is a Honolulu based director, educator, and devised theatre practitioner. Their principle focus is on applications of devised theatre methodologies to applied/community theatre work, having facilitated applied theatre projects inWaipahu, Hawai'i; Chengdu, China; and Southeast Michigan.
As a director, influenced by Hawaiian, Japanese, and contemporary devised methodologies, they approach scripts through expression borne out of physical, aural, and spatial connectivity as much as psychological empathy.
Their directing credits include: Love's Labour's Lost (Hawai'i Shakespeare festival); The Moors, Corpus Interruptus, War of the Worlds, A Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (University of Hawai'i), and Arms and the Man (Carriage House Theatre).
They have assistant directed under Michael Legg, jim wren, and Stacy Ray, among others.
Awards/fellowships include: Kennedy Center Directing Fellow at WildWind Performance Lab; National KCACTF SDC Directing award, Hawai'i State Theatre Council Po'okela award for Excellence in Service. Kat is an SDC Associate, BA: Macalester College; MFA in Directing: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.