Kate Tarker

Kate Tarker

Kate Tarker’s plays include THUNDERBODIES (nominee, 2017 L. Arnold Weissberger Award); Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man; God is Dead, Let's Make Love; and Laura and the Sea (2016 Kilroys list; finalist, 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award; finalist, 2016 Princess Grace Award). Her works have been developed at The Lark, The Vineyard, The Wilma, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, the Playwrights’ Center, and...
Kate Tarker’s plays include THUNDERBODIES (nominee, 2017 L. Arnold Weissberger Award); Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man; God is Dead, Let's Make Love; and Laura and the Sea (2016 Kilroys list; finalist, 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award; finalist, 2016 Princess Grace Award). Her works have been developed at The Lark, The Vineyard, The Wilma, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, the Playwrights’ Center, and The O’Neill, among others. She is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the National Science Playwriting Award, Theater Masters’ Visionary Playwright Award, and a PWCenter/NET Ensemble Collaboration Grant. Tarker has completed residencies at MacDowell Colony, Tofte Lake Center, and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is currently a member of the Ars Nova Play Group, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. She has commissions from The Wilma and Theater Masters and collaborations with both Pig Iron and SITI Company. As a teacher, she has mentored playwrights at the New Haven Co-Op High School and the Pillsbury House Theatre, and taught playwriting at Wesleyan. B.A. Reed College. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. She lives in Brooklyn.

Plays

  • LAURA AND THE SEA
    It’s company outing day, and Laura, one of the top travel agents of her generation, is having the best / worst day of her life. So much so that she decides to end it all. Afterwards, her colleagues try to piece things together on a memorial blog, but how do you mourn someone you didn’t know that well? A comedy about depression, or: a treatise on travel agents who don’t travel.
  • THUNDERBODIES
    The war is finally over. General Michail proposes to Grotilde—so she skips ahead and plans the inevitable, but festive, divorce. Meanwhile, the weather is playing tricks on people, as is The President, and Grotilde's son won't accept the armistice. In this comedy of no manners, everyone is normible (both normal and terrible all at once).