Kate Lass is a Chicago-based actor, fight choreographer, and teacher of stage combat. Originally from Nashville, TN, Kate moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College, where she graduated in 2014 with a BA in Acting and a double minor in Stage Combat and English Literature. Since then, her work has been seen all over Chicago, including at Strawdog Theatre, Teatro Vista, The Barrens Theatre Company, and the Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company, where she is a company member. She has also choreographed for Nashville Repertory Theatre, Act I Theatre, and Berry College Theatre Company.
Kate is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and has been on staff at numerous SAFD regional workshops. She regularly assists Fight Master Chuck Coyl at the Actors Gymnasium in Evanston. She has also taught stage combat at Open Gate Movement Arts, Nashville Children's Theatre, and SAFD workshops around the country.
Currently, Kate is assistant fight and intimacy director for Plaid as Hell at Babes with Blades Theatre Company, in which she is also understudying the role of Cass.
In October, she is teaching a stage combat class for stage managers - more info here!
In between rehearsal days, she assists classes in Quarterstaff and Unarmed at Actors Gym.