Kate Foster was born and raised in the Detroit Metropolitan Area and is currently a second-year MFA Dramaturgy student at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Kate received her bachelor’s degrees in theatre and German, and her master’s degree in German language, literature and culture from Wayne State University. During her studies, she trained with international artists abroad in Moscow, Russia (Moscow Art Theatre School), Munich, Germany (Ludwig Maximilian University, DAAD grant recipient), and Florence, Italy (IUGTE–International University Global Theatre Experience). She also co-coordinated two international exchange events between Detroit and Munich artists. The year following her studies, she travelled to Germany as a Fulbright Scholar with a Diversity Specialization to teach English language and American culture to refugee children. Enlightened by this experience, she aims to use oral history and documentary theatre to illuminate the cost people frequently bear at the expense of politics, both domestic and global. Most recently, she was a literary manager for Columbia University’s School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival⎯a global event that presents translated plays from around the world to audience in the U.S.