A leader and innovator in the live-streamed performing arts since the first platforms launched in 2007, Kathryn has conceived of and produced the first live-streamed web series, the first live-streamed interactive play, the first live-streamed performing arts festival, the first live-streamed webathon, the first professional play live-streamed to select New York City schools and the first live-streamed educational theater festival. In addition, VirtualArtsTV has built the first platform and first mobile app dedicated to the live-streamed performing arts.
Despite extremely modest budgets, VATV’s live events have been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ABC.com, Mashable, CNN Turkey, ParisMatch, BroadwayWorld, TheaterMania, Dance Enthusiast, Streaming Media and many more. VATV events have been seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers from all over the world, who have chatted, tweeted, Facebooked and selfied their comments, thoughts and virtual standing ovations from as far afield as Japan and as close to home as Cleveland.
Previously, Kathryn served as Vice-President of Branded and Sponsored Entertainment at online video start-up For Your Imagination where her clients included Panasonic, Warner Brothers and dice.com.
A professional actor for 15 years, Kathryn received her BS in Theater from Northwestern University, was an apprentice at Actor’s Theater of Louisville, where she originated the role of Jemima in Marsha Norman’s D. Boone, and has performed in theaters across the United States and throughout New York City. Kathryn has been an online marketing and web development consultant and has spoken about online video, live-streaming and social media at conferences and panels across the US.