Director. Choreographer.

Avenue Q  at Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY

Avenue Q at Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY

DRUNK SHAKESPEARE - Resident Director
The Lion Theatre, Chicago, IL (2019)

LEZSING - Director/Arranger
The Broadway, Chicago, IL (2019)

AVENUE Q - Director/Contributing Choreographer
Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse, NY (2016)
Nominated for 9 SALT Awards, including Musical of the Year and Best Director

FIRST DATE - Co-Choreographer
Austin Theatre Project, Austin, TX (2016)
Nominated for "Best Choreography" & "Best Cast of a Musical," Broadway World (Austin)

LEGALLY BLONDE, JR. - Director
TexARTS, Lakeway, TX (2016)
Nominated for "Best Direction," Broadway World (Austin)

SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN - Assistant Director
(Dir. Michael Garces)
Theatre at Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (2015)

SEX, LOVE, AND YOGA - Director
Workshop at MACHA, West Hollywood, CA (2015)

THE ALBUM PROJECT: RUMOURS - Director/Choreographer
King King, Los Angeles, CA (2015)

T.A.P.: JAGGED LITTLE PILL - Director/Choreographer
Nearly Naked Theatre, Phoenix, AZ (2014)
Rockwell Table & Stage, Silverlake, CA (2014)

THE ALBUM PROJECT: + - Director
Rockwell Table & Stage, Silverlake, CA (2014)
The Federal, Los Angeles, CA  (2014)

SPRING AWAKENING - Director/Choreographer
With Glory|Struck Productions
The Hayworth Theatre, CA (2012)
StageScene LA “Scene” Recipient - "Best Production of a Musical," "Best Direction of a Musical," & "Best Ensemble"

8 – THE PLAY - Producer/Director
Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA (2012)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - Assistant Director
(Dir. Jessica Kubzansky)
Mainstreet Theatre Co, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  (2011)

PROMISES, PROMISES
Emerson College, Boston, MA (2007)

The cast of  Spring Awakening in Concert  with  Love is Louder 's Brittany Snow and Kathleen Coombs

The cast of Spring Awakening in Concert with
Love is Louder's Brittany Snow and Kathleen Coombs

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Fireflower Productions, Chicago, IL  (2017-Present)

CREATOR/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
The Album Project, Los Angeles, CA  (2014-Present)

INTERIM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Ark Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA  (2014-2016)

INTERIM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Rockwell: Table & Stage, Los Angeles, CA  (2014)

West Hollywood workshop of  Sex, Love, and Yoga

West Hollywood workshop of Sex, Love, and Yoga

Kathleen directing the cast of  Legally Blonde, Jr.

Kathleen directing the cast of Legally Blonde, Jr.

Molly McCook and the cast of  The Album Project: Jagged Little Pill

Molly McCook and the cast of The Album Project: Jagged Little Pill

The show is fully cast, choreographed, and staged under the helm of director Kate [Coombs]. In all honesty, given the show’s inherently sparse and abstract nature in terms of setting and staging, one can hardly tell the difference between this concert rendition and a full-scale production [...] not to be missed.
— Amber Cassell, BroadwayWorld.com