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Kate Tarker’s plays include THUNDERBODIES (nominee, 2017 L. Arnold Weissberger Award), An Almanac for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico (2015 Kilroys List), and Laura and the Sea (2016 Kilroys list; finalist, 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award; finalist, 2016 Princess Grace Award).

Her works have been developed at The Lark, The Vineyard, The Wilma, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, the Playwrights’ Center, and The O’Neill, among others. She is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the National Science Playwriting Award, Theater Masters’ Visionary Playwright Award, and a PWCenter/NET Ensemble Collaboration Grant.  Tarker has completed residencies at MacDowell Colony, Tofte Lake Center, and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is currently a member of the Ars Nova Play Group, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. She has commissions from The Wilma and Theater Masters and collaborations with both Pig Iron and SITI Company.

As a teacher, she has mentored playwrights at the New Haven Co-Op High School and the Pillsbury House Theatre, and taught playwriting at Wesleyan. B.A. Reed College. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. She lives in Brooklyn.

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