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#WeAreCornish: Kate Myre

#WeAreCornish is a photographic series documenting the lives and work of our students, faculty, and friends. Spearheaded in 2019 by Musical Theater student Winter Mallon (Class of 2022), these stories serve to illustrate the College’s commitment to artistry, citizenship, and innovation. Today’s entry spotlights Cornish a faculty member for Cornish Theater.

We Are Cornish

By Winter Mallon, Musical Theater ’22

Meet Theater instructor Kate Myre! Myre currently teaches advanced vocal technique, dialects, and voice over. In prior years, she’s taught podcasting, theater audition, and second-year voice and speech. She’s also directed shows at Cornish—her most recent being a podcast production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” When asked about her favorite production, Myre responded, “Directing for Cornish? I have loved every one.”

Myre started teaching while attending Brandeis University, where she received her MFA in acting, to fulfill part of her scholarship requirements. This experience made her realize that “the classroom is an amazing environment for reciprocal learning.” Coming from a long line of teachers, Myre wasn’t surprised by her deep satisfaction of teaching.

“I started acting in high school. I didn’t know at the time that theater was a place where I could more completely understand myself, and to find compassion for other people. I just really liked the theater kids.”

Pictured above is Kate Myre with Peter Maloney in “The Last Yankee” at The Signature Theater. She was brought to this company by the author, Arthur Miller, who saw her perform this role in Alaska, and wanted her to reprise the role in New York.

Get to know more of the talented members of our community by clicking through the #WeAreCornish gallery.

Cornish College of the Arts offers BFA degree programs in acting, original works, and musical theater. Learn more about the Cornish Theater Program here.

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