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Kate Brennan

Kate Brennan

Kate Brennan,
Associate Professor of Voice and Acting
Theatre Performance
School of Theatre


A recent transplant from NYC, Kate is a performer, educator and creator. Kate’s teaching roster has included University of Virginia, Temple University, St. Joseph's University, Rosemont College, and Montgomery County College among others. Most recently, she taught in NYC with Theatre Direct International's Broadway Classroom program, HB Studio, and McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.

In 2012, Kate became Artistic Director of the nonprofit theatre company BCKSEET Productions ( where she founded the education program, BCKSEET Ignition. BCKSEET produced two of her original musicals: Some Assembly Required in 2010 with an accompanying cast album, and ELFuego in 2012. An Equity actor, select credits include: Angels in America I & II (Harper, BCKSEET), Bachelorette (Katie, Luna Theatre Co.), [title of show] (Susan, Mauckingbird Theatre Co.) and Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Jean, Simpatico Theatre Co.).

Kate is creating a new approach to working for the artist that cultivates the whole self called Check-In ( Check-In was piloted at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, at McCarter Theatre Center and at CAP21 Studios in NY last year. She will continue to develop it with her students at OCU. Drawing from a unique combination of Linklater Voicework, Vinyasa Yoga, Thai Bodywork and Artistic Exercises, Check-In develops a creative habit that not only caters to the artist's performance skills, but serves the artist outside of the rehearsal hall. Check-In reinforces the resilience, stamina, resourcefulness, connection, confidence, initiative, positivity and health required to maintain a life in the arts.

This summer Kate received her Linklater Designation at the KLVC Center in Orkney, one of two Americans selected. She has trained with Shakespeare & Company, Tina Packer, Louis Colaianni, Kristin Linklater, Andrea Haring, Andrew Wade, and Kimberly White among others. Kate received her 200-hr. Yoga Teaching Certificate from Yogamaya, where she taught prior to moving to OKC. She is also certified in Thai Bodywork. Kate holds an MFA from The University of Virginia.

Contact Information

Gold Star Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73106