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Kate Murphy

Kate Murphy, Director of Stage Management/Facilities Manager

(Captain) Kate Murphy, Director of Stage Management/Facilities Manager
Kate Murphy, Director of Stage Management/Facilities Manager

School of Performing Arts 
301 Henderson Hall (0141)
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9302 | ckmurphy@vt.edu

Kate teaches and works in stage and production management. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she 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.

  • Production/Research Areas: Stage & Production Management
  • Teaching Areas: Stage Management
  • Head of M.F.A Stage Management Program
  • BA, West Chester University
  • Member Actors Equity Association (AEA)

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.

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