Kate Ayers has toured extensively throughout the Midwest performing in educational theatre programs in schools and museums. She has written curriculum for theatre based programming and has 20+ years teaching experience ranging from pre-schoolers to university students. As Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Theatre, Inc, (90-97), Kate was active in all areas of educational theatre from playwriting, teaching, and directing. Ms Ayers ran the Theatre program at the Indiana Women’s Prison for 10 years, studied at the Goodman Theatre School, and graduated at Columbia and the Playback School at Vassar. She has her Masters in Applied Sociology and uses theatre for business management training, and team building. Kate has appeared in Olympia Family Theater productions Goodnight Moon, Go, Dog. Go!, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lyle the Crocodile, Busytown, Pinocchio, Mercy Watson to the Rescue, and  A Year with Frog and Toad.  For OFT’s recent mainstage seasons, she directed Cinder Edna, The Monster Under the Bed, Peter Rabbit and Me, and Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”.