A Boston native, I grew up surrounded by theatre and a community that significantly shaped my upbringing. An undergrad of American university, and now a graduate student of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, I have linked myself to many theatre communities in the country, including NYC, Washington, DC, and Atlanta.
I have had the privilege and opportunity to study my craft in many different places with many different types of people. I’ve been all around with my art, having studied Shakespeare during a summer at Oxford, and even apprenticed as an actor at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. When not acting, you can find me getting my hands dirty in the tangible arts, as I work with digital design, drawing, threads, and even epoxy resin.
As a teaching artist and performer, I am passionate about creating stories and relationships through theatre. I love pursuing new and old works and creating a thoughtful, inclusive, and relative theatrical community where works from new and diverse creators are produced truthfully.
I believe that performance is about developing cohesive relationships. Whether it’s between the music and the choreography or the words and the actors, there needs to be a complete partnership. This is true for the people as well. Without the inclusion of all people and experiences, our art cannot be successful. There is the potential for art and performance everywhere we look. It’s what makes us who we are.
The older we get the more like ourselves we become. Growing as a performance artist, I’ve not only been able to help people realize their true selves and potential as artists but as themselves. Through artistic dissection, we as people can discover the truths of our own existence.
Musical Theatre Reel - Kat Murphy O'Connor
"Empathy is not connecting to an experience. Empathy is connecting to the emotions that underpin that experience."
- Brene Brown