Katherine Murphy divides her time between improv, writing, and directing. Her play Greater America premiered in San Francisco in 2002, produced in collaboration with Bare Bones Theatre Company and First Seen. A workshop of her twisted Greek myth, To Hades and Back (Again) was co-produced by Off-Market Theater and First Seen in 2004. She has had numerous readings in Los Angeles and San Francisco of her plays Drug of Choice, Word of the Day, and Box Store Cowboys. As co-artistic director of First Seen, a producing playwrights collective, she produced several readings, workshops, and full productions in San Francisco.

As a Guest Artist at Mills College, Katherine directed Hedda Gabler and The Vagina Monologues. Other directorial works include Toni Press-Coffman's Trucker Rhapsody, Kerry Reid's Unhampered by Sanity, Harold Pinter's Betrayal and a series of his sketches entitled “Pint-Sized Pinter,” Stuart Duckworth's Joy Solution, Lewis John Carlino's The Exercise, Christopher Durang's ‘dentity Crisis as well as several collaborative performance art pieces. At the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, she wrote audition monologues and worked as an assistant director.

In San Francisco, she improvised with Too Many Larrys and The Escape Artists at The Punchline, Spanganga, The Field, and regularly at Sweetie's, The Marsh's Mock Café and on Liberation Radio. In Los Angeles, she performs with Famous Last Words and Impro Studio Tuesday (IST.)


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