Kate Busselle

Dr. Kate Busselle (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be back at GPTC for the third year in a row! Kate is the founder of Heartland Intimacy Design & Training, a theatrical 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 is Assistant Professor of Movement, Violence, and Intimacy at the University of Oklahoma. Kate completed her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Missouri in 2019 and recently became a Level 1 Margolis Method Certified Instructor. Kate is also an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) with certifications in all weapon disciplines and theatrical firearms safety. She is also a member of the Association of Movement Theatre Educators (ATME), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Kate is also a scholar of theatrical intimacy best practices and theorizing ethics of care. Her most recent articles can be found in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism and Theatre/Practice