Kate Powers returns to the ASC to direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream, having directed The Winter’s Tale here in 2007. Most recently, Kate directed in Steven Dietz’s Becky’s New Car, featuring Sandy Duncan, at Theatre Aspen. She made her maximum security debut in early 2011, directing a group of men incarcerated at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in a production of Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts; in September 2011, she’ll be teaching Shakespeare at Sing Sing. Other credits include Fräulein Else off-Broadway (in collaboration with ASC Managing Director Amy Wratchford); A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theatre in Boston; Measure for Measure at the Kansas City Rep.; Private Lives at the Irish Classical Theatre in Buffalo, NY; Execution of Justice at the Pioneer Theatre in Salt Lake City; the Royal National Theatre’s Tour of Charlotte Jones’ Humble Boy featuring Hayley Mills; and The Taming of the Shrew at the North Shore Music Festival. She has directed Shakespeare at theatres large, small, and out-of-doors in New York City; Memphis, TN; Virginia; central Ohio; on the coast of Maine and at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. A Drama League Directing Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar in Shakespeare, Ms. Powers earned her M.A. with distinction at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. She has also recently earned a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University and she loves being married to the delightful and kind Ted Kusio.