Kate Meehan

Managing Director

austin, TX
United States




Kate Meehan has been performing and lecturing in Commedia dell'Arte for nearly two decades. She also has extensive Improvisational Training, the apex of which involved a mentorship with Martin deMaat. She is the former Artistic Director of Coda Theatre Project, which was organized as an experiment in cross-disciplinary inclusion, and is currently the Managing Director of La Fenice, a full-time Commedia dell'Arte company. She holds a personal mission to unite Commedia dell'Arte practitioners across all ponds through technology and the sharing of wine. She teaches mask, movement, Commedia dell'Arte and theatre history to many sizes of people. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, an accomplished martial artist; two wily, dirty children; and a small army of rescued animals.

Movement Specialties:

Body Language

Clowning and Circus

Commedia dell'Arte


Contact Improvisation

Creative Dramatics


Devised Theatre

Improvisation/Theatre Games


Movement for the Actor

Performance Art

Period Styles: Acting

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre

Stretching, Strength, and Relaxation


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