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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 also trained with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, Theatrical Intimacy Education, and Intimacy Directors International. She is currently in the level one course to become an Artistic Mental Health Practitioner.

Kate has been on staff at numerous SAFD regional workshops and 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 in rehearsals for A Midsummer Night's Dream at Big Noise Theatre, where she will be choreographing intimacy and violence. And in February, she will be on staff for the Tourist Trap Stage Combat Workshop in Orlando, FL.

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