Katherine Freer is a multimedia designer working in theater, film, and installation. Her background in film and computer science combine to generate work that is not only aesthetically beautiful, but pushes the boundaries of conventional theatrical video.Frequent collaborators include Tim Bond, Liz Lerman, Ping Chong, Kamilah Forbes, Stein Holum Projects, Andrew Scoville, and Tamilla Woodard. Recent designs include: Mary Poppins (Syracuse Stage, dir. Peter Amster), Macbeth (Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, dir. Carl Cofield), The Wholehearted (Z space, dir. Suli Holum and Deborah Stein), Poster Boy (Williamstown Theater Festival, dir. Stafford Arima), Stet (The Abingdon, dir. Tony Speciale), The Christians (The Wilma, dir. Tim Bond), Collidescope (UMASS Amherst, dir. Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks), The Great Gatsby (Indiana Repertory Theater, dir. Peter Amster), The Glass Menagerie (Syracuse Stage, dir. Tim Bond), and Healing Wars (La Jolla Playhouse, dir. Liz Lerman). Katherine is a Helen Hayes nominee and an Innovative Theater Award nominee.
In addition to designing video for the stage, her installation work has been presented nationally and internationally. Venues include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Building Museum, the Hammond Museum, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Front Room Gallery, and the World Wide Words Festival (Denmark). Her early video work includes Beatbox Flute Inspector Gadget Remix, a simple yet popular video with over 28 million views on YouTube and People's Choice Award nomination. Kate has taught master classes at Harvard University, Syracuse University, New York University, and University of Iowa. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 and a founding member of Imaginary Media.
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