Kathleen believes to the core of her being that narratives shape the world and that artists have a responsibility to shape those narratives, and her mission is to make the world a more connected, compassionate, and inclusive place.
To accomplish her mission, she creates and produces narratives with crews and content that shift paradigms. She also teaches and speaks on improving communications.
Current projects include: the series SETTLING UP (now available on Amazon), the OKAY Initiative to normalize talking about mental health, and the series The Evagelists.
Settling Up is about two former college roommates who end up living together again in their late thirties. Think Two Broke Girls meets The Odd Couple. The award-winning series The Evagelists (take the “n” out of “evangelist” and you get “evagelist”) is a feminist mockumentary/comedy web series about evangelists for feminism.
In addition to the OKAY Initiative, her not-for-profit work includes narrative and educational videos for organizations such as Mindful Designs, the Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training, and the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern.
Also through her company, Seanachie Communications, (“seanachie” is Gaelic for “storyteller”), Kathleen leads classes in storytelling and communications, coaches communications, and facilitates team conversations. She does speaking engagements on communications, listening, and storytelling. Speaking engagements include Google Women@, Raindance Web Fest, International Womens Day at AKQA, and the Future of Film Festival.
As a performer, Kathleen’s favorite roles include Amanda in Private Lives, Catherine in Proof, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, and Patient in Dennis Lehane’s Coronado, a role she originated. She’s been seen regionally in America at places like the Walnut Street Theater, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Northern Stage. She was a founding member of Amios Theater Company and is an artistic associate of Barefoot Theater Co.
She holds fancy degrees from Yale University and The National Theatre Conservatory as well as certificates from academic programs in Germany. She also has a Wonder Woman collection and can rap (poorly) in German.