Dr. Kate Busselle

Dr. Kate Busselle (she/her) is the founder of Heartland Intimacy Design & Training, an intimacy training company which offers academic, accessible, and affordable intimacy training entirely online. She has taught several workshops on staging intimacy, as well as designing intimacy for several productions. Her specific area of expertise is staging sexual trauma and assault and how to assist actors in leaving these moments behind in the theatre. She completed her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Missouri in 2019 and has a forthcoming article about implementing de-roling and debriefing practices in Theatre Topics this summer.

Role with GPTC: Intimacy Director