Badass Comedy Shows & Training
Kate Adair was born in New Orleans. She’s a graduate member of TNM and a teacher in training. She performs regularly with TNM and Funny Bones Improv.
She started out performing at the age of five on stage in a barn in Mississippi.
In high school, she trained to be a ballet dancer. She went to N.O.C.C.A. for dance. During the summers, she studied Shakespeare & Performance at Davidson College in North Carolina and was a Tulane Summer Shakespeare Fest Apprentice. In college, she was a member of all-women Shakespeare company at Wellesley, where she graduated with B.A. in English Lit. She studied acting, clown, and improv (with Armando Diaz) in N.Y.C. at Michael Howard Studios Summer
She traveled to Austin’s Vortex Theater with Mme. Palmetto’s Amusement Company and their pet rooster in a Mayan Circus Drama. She has had the fortune to work with many wonderful artists and directors in New Orleans community before discovering her love for comedy watching Grace Blakeman, Ian Hoch, and Nick Lopez at The Comedy Conservatory. After training there two years, she found her true home at The New Movement, studying with her ‘beloved revolutionary sweethearts,’ Stupid Time Machine and Chris and Tami.
Festivals she has performed in include: Drama Rama, New Orleans One Act Play Festival, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, New Orleans Fringe Fest (2 years), Hell Yes Fest (Austin & N.O.), Chicago Sketchfest, Megaphone Marathons in N.O., Improv Wins Conference in Austin, and the Del Close Marathons at U.C.B. N.Y.C. She toured with OcTOURber, TNM’s awesome 13 city tour of the midwest.
In addition to improv, Kate loves wigs, the aesthetics of drag queens, the persistence of comedy–that it can be found even by people in duress– photography, climbing rocks, laughter yoga, books, mohawks, wearing high heels, and developing secret skills. She is ever thankful to the universe, laughter, and the people who surround her.