Artist & Educator
Abbie is directing Proof by David Auburn for William and Mary's 2022-2023 season. They are also teaching Acting, Voice, and Direction courses at William and Mary.
Abbie Cathcart (they/she) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at the College of William and Mary. They graduated from Michigan State University in 2021 with an MFA in Acting. The program's emphasis on artist-educator training afforded them ample opportunity to grow as a theatre educator with a rich artistic life. During their time in grad school, Abbie earned Practitioner certification in Lessac Kinesensics, became a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hours), taught yoga classes, and served as dialect coach for the department and in the area. After graduating, they returned to guest teach and direct The Penelopiad in MSU's Storefront Theatre project. Favorite roles from grad school include The Pilot in Grounded, The Creature in Frankenstein, and Agave in The Bacchae. Before this, Abbie worked at Commonweal Theatre Company for three years, first as an Apprentice and then as a Resident Ensemble member. Favorite roles from Commonweal include Margaret in Silent Sky, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, and The Woman (Winnifred Couts) in Scotland Road. They received their BFA in Theatre Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2015.
When Abbie isn't working, they enjoy watching horror movies, cooking with their partner, and playing with their two adorable cats, Hero and Dumpling.