Guest Artist Spotlight: Katherine Profeta


Katherine Profeta is an NYC based dramaturg and choreographer, and a founding member of Elevator Repair Service, an award-winning New York City theatre company. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance at Queens College, CUNY, and has experience teaching at Barnard and Yale Colleges, and at the Yale School of Drama. She recently published a book, Dramaturgy in Motion, which, according to her website, “examines the work of the dramaturg in contemporary dance and movement performance.

Profeta is currently working on Elevator Repair Service’s Measure for Measurea play by William Shakespeare that straddles the line between comedy and tragedy. It will be performed at Elevator Repair Service’s 25th Anniversary Gala, which will be hosted by Stephen Colbert on May 22, 2017.

We asked Profeta if she had any advice for her younger self and she shared the following:

“Just get yourself to the place where the kind of work you like is being made,” shared Profeta. “And then also, make it yourself with your friends.”

Profeta holds a Master of Fine Arts and a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Studio Arts from Yale College.