KATHERINE A. MEADE – Development/Outreach Director. Katie is an arts educator, fundraiser, and freelance dramaturg, specializing in new play development and applied theater. Katie's expertise lies in teaching history, social justice, and activism through the arts, both in the classroom and in museums. She began this work as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Kingsborough Community College, using the works of Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) and Augusto Boal (Theatre of the Oppressed) as the backbone of her curriculum. Over the years she has presented her work to hundreds of educators at professional development workshops, at the United Nations, via Webinar with the Anti-Defamation League, and at “Friere50” a Conference on Critical Pedagogy & Paulo Freire. Over the past twenty years Katie has worked with Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, The O'Neill Studio, The Secret Theatre, the Astoria Performing Arts Center, The Anne Frank Center, and most recently, she was the dramaturg for The Dust at MCC Theatre. Katie holds a BA in Theatre Studies with a minor is Musical Theater from Marymount Manhatten College, and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.