Kate Peckham has been a professional theatre artist for more than 23 years and is a member of the Actors Equity Association. She graduated with a BFA in acting from the University of Detroit-Mercy. While a student she performed weekly in the improv group The New and Improv-ed Players alongside Keegan-Michael Key (now of “Key and Peele” fame) and was nominated “Best Actress” by the Detroit Free Press for her role in “The Good Times Are Killing Me” at the much beloved but now defunct Attic Theatre. Kate has worked on most local stages including appearing in the very first production at the Planet Ant Theatre, (“Praying Mantis”),The Williamston Theatre (“Talley’s Folly”, “And the Creek Don’t Rise”)Tipping Point (“Proof” nominated “Best Ensemble” by the Rogue Critic),Meadowbrook (“Steel Magnolias” Winner “Best Supporting Actress”- The Wilde Awards) and the Purple Rose where she appeared in “The Hot L Baltimore” directed by Jeff Daniels.
She lived in Los Angeles for five years where she appeared in films (“Almost Famous”), and national commercials as well as in the West Coast premiere of “Beautiful Thing” directed by Joe Bailey of Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre. She also co- founded the Tasty Face Theatre Company with Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim) While in L.A. she began her teaching career after apprenticing under Anthony Meindl (owner and founder of Anthony Meindl’s Actors’ Workshop and author of “At Left Brain Turn Right”).
After returning to Michigan Kate was the Director of Acting Programs at Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit for 6 seasons. There she directed the world premiere of “Sing Jubilee” by award- winning playwright OyamO as well as a critically acclaimed production of “Gospel at Colonus”.
Kate is also an award-winning director. She has directed shows at Planet Ant, Tipping Point, Performance Network, Matrix, Detroit Ensemble Theatre and The Theatre Company.
She joined the teaching staff at the Michigan Actors Studio in 2010. She enjoys bringing her wide range of experiences, love of the craft of acting and ability to foster a creative environment to actors of all experience levels. She teaches all levels of Acting, on-going Advanced Scene Study and offers private coaching for auditions.