(Captain) Kate Murphy

(Captain) Kate Murphy

Director of Stage Management/Facilities Manager

Kate teaches and works in stage and production management. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Kate was working as a professional stage manager around the country for the last 15 years.  She has worked at numerous regional theaters as well as in production roles on award winning independent films and television shows.

Contact Me

(540) 231-9302
301 Henderson Hall (0141)
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA  24061

Areas of Expertise

  • Production/Research Areas: Stage & Production Management
  • Teaching Areas: Stage Management
  • Head of M.F.A Stage Management Program

Education & Training

  • B.A., West Chester University

What is Someting Unexpected About You?

My professional name for the Actors Equity Association, the actors and stage manager’s professional union, is Captain Kate Murphy.  By rule, members of the union cannot share the same professional name.  I added “Captain” at the behest from fellow friends and actors in what ended up being one of the best self-marketing moves of my then young career.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member Actors Equity Association (AEA)

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