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Kate Dial

Faculty - Stage Management Lecturer/Advisor

Theatre

Background

Kate Dial is a proud Equity Stage Manager and Theatre Faculty member at Binghamton University, overseeing the Stage Management concentration. Though her passion is Stage Management, she has a strong background in technical theater, both in design and construction. Because of this background, she is a strong communicator in her field, having worked with Tony award winning designers, her IATSE brothers and sisters, as well as young theater practitioners to facilitate the technical needs of a production. Additionally, she is a strong champion and advocate for Directors and Actors, and mentoring Stage Managers to see themselves as artists and collaborators helping bring a vision to the stage.

As an Equity Stage Manager, Kate has worked on numerous Broadway productions, some of which include: Holiday Inn, Miss Saigon, Bright Star, Wicked and Wolf Hall. Some other favorite works include, in regional theater, the adaptation of a new musical, Benny & Joon for Papermill Playhouse and touring with the First National Tour of Beautiful. She has a love for new works and development, with workshops on shows such as Girl Interrupted, The Secret Life of Bees and SpongeBob. Additionally, some of her most cherished shows have been site specific, such as a production with Sojourn Theatre where an adaptation of The Odyssey took place throughout a long-term care facility, with residents joined as part of the company.

Kate is the proud owner of a woman-owned small business, andGO Event Management, Inc. where she travels the country as Show Caller and Deck Manager for large scale corporate events. Some of her favorite clients have included: Google, IBM, Facebook, BlackRock, Hologic, Cloudera, Old Navy, L’Oriel, NBCU, AstraZeneca, GameStop, Pepsi and North American International Auto Show.

While studying at Columbia University, Kate researched and wrote her thesis: Trust and Vulnerability as Methods to a Healthy Organization: How New Leadership Models are Changing the Business World and Why They Work for Theatre. She continues to research and redefine the role of leadership in theatrical and live events and believes in shaping a better world and workplace through communication, trust and collaboration.

Education

  • MFA, Columbia University – Stage Management
  • BFA, CUNY Brooklyn College – Theatre Design and Technology
  • AA/AS, Florida State College – Arts / Theatre and Entertainment Technology

Research Interests

  • Stage Management
  • Event Management
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Team Building