Monologue coaching, text coaching, and workshops available on request.

Recent education work: University of Chicago: Adjunct Lecturer, Advanced Directing: Style and Genre, Fall 2019 Northwestern University: Program Mentor in the MFA Directing Program, teaching Graduate Text Analysis and Advanced Undergrad Directing, 2015-2019

"I have had the good fortune to experience Kathryn's work in three ways: as an audience member - captivated by her care of the production on a whole, and event to event in specific; as a fellow cast member - watching her effortlessly command the room, while giving space to play and explore; and as my director - bringing trust and commitment that she and I would together find the best version of the versatile and challenging Rosalind we could. And we did. Kathryn is wickedly smart, creative, kind, and an all-around bad ass. I hope many have the chance to receive her gifts of theatre-making."
-- Kate LoConti, Shattered Globe ensemble member
"I've worked with Kathryn as a text coach and an actor in her shows. Kathryn's coaching work is precise and delightfully to the point. She's very efficient about guiding me to the heart of the monologue or scene, but I never feel she is trying to impose her own agenda. She simply makes my own actions and wants stronger. As a director, Kathryn shapes the play with a clear vision, but again, gives good room for me as an actor to contribute to the production. Working with Kathryn is always a pleasure."
-- Eliza Hofman
"Kathryn Walsh is a genius. I don't use that word lightly. She's one of the most intelligent human beings I've ever encountered. And on top of that, she's kind, courteous, and respectful. Highly articulate, a wonderful director, a fantastic coach, and a lovely human being. Work with her if you can."
-- Alex Hugh Brown
"Kathryn Walsh is a supportive coach with a deep knowledge in language and Shakespeare. I walked away from a coaching with Kathryn feeling a clearer understanding of my scene and well prepared for my audition at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. I booked the role."
-- Tiffany Yvonne Cox


based in Chicago, working everywhere
kathryn(at)kathrynwalshdirector.com