Students on stage performing Marisol

Kate Taney Billingsley

Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School faculty member Kate Billingsley

Kate (Taney) Billingsley
Acting and Movement

Kate Taney Billingsley is an actor, playwright and professor of Basic Technique of Acting and Playwright/Directors Unit at The Actors Studio Drama School where she has taught for eight years. Kate's most recent credits include: Outen The Light (their first feature film directed by Chelsea Lockie), Uncle Vanya (The Actors Studio) White Fatigue (Utopia Theater Project), and Barefoot (Black Rose Co.). Kate is also featured as @dreamfluencer to the stars, Annabella Spark, in Girl Soup's original interactive comedy series Karula's Dream Show Live. Kate’s playwriting credits include: American Rot, Lee and The Magnolia Tree, Barefoot, Bernadette and Sandy, and A Man of His Time. Kate is a Lifetime member of the Actors Studio and winner of the Theater Hall of Fame’s 2018 Emerging Artist grant. Their film A Man of His Time received 2nd Place in the Audience Choice Award for iWomanTV/NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival. Kate is also a recipient of the National Judicial College Community, Justice and Service Award and Alex Haley Roots Foundation, Racial Healing and Reconciliation Honor. Kate’s full-length play American Rot will be produced at LaMaMa in March 2024.