KATHLEEN CAPDESUÑER is the third Roundabout Directing Fellow and has assisted Daniel Aukin (Apologia), and James McDonald (True West) this season. She is currently developing a Latinx reimagining of Tennessee Williams’ play Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Directing credits include: SHAME (co-creator, world premiere at Orlando and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals), The Struggle is Real (Orlando Fringe Critic’s Pick, BWW Best World Premiere Nomination), and Constellations (Fred Stone Theatre Award). Kathleen directed Detroit (Rollins College Theatre Memorial Award) and helmed a series of community engagement events in collaboration with the playwright, Lisa D’Amour.
As the McCarter Theatre Center Directing/Artistic Engagement Apprentice, Kathleen directed and curated the inaugural New Voices Aloud: Young Playwrights Festival. She also assisted a variety of directors such as Emily Mann (Turning Off The Morning News, Christopher Durang world premiere).
Kathleen is a Reader/Selection Committee Member for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, Milagro Theatre’s INGENIO Festival, and Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series. She is also a Sub-Committee member of Latinx Theatre Commons.
Kathleen is a first-generation Cuban-American from Kissimmee, Florida and committed to making equitable change in this industry.