Kat Shepherd

Kat Shepherd is a working actor, currently active in Washington DC and Virginia. Click here to view her acting resume and headshot. You can also directly contact her here. Some recent roles are showcased below.

Professional representation: Paige Gold, Triple Threat Talent

Horror on the Hill

2022-2023: Thrills & chills on Capitol Hill in DC, leading nighttime street-theater tours of Washington’s ghostly underworld. All drama is about storytelling, and ScaryDC Ghost Tours provides the stage for so many creepy stories… I’ve loved playing Lucretia Mott and Clover Adams, two very different women from DC’s prominent haunted past, as we wind around… Continue reading Horror on the Hill

A Doll’s House Part 2

The role of Nora in Lucas Hnath’s award-winning play was a great role in an experimental production (thanks COVID) – but Nora overcomes all!… Continue reading A Doll’s House Part 2

The Birds

August 2019: I’m excited to be appearing in Conor McPherson’s The Birds, a loose adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic short story — which was also adapted into one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films. In the play massive flocks of birds have been attacking and destroying the world as we know it. “Two strangers… Continue reading The Birds

Bette & Joan

I was thrilled to be cast in a proposed 2019 production to play my idol, Miss Bette Davis, in Anton Burge’s play Bette & Joan. As a child I spent many an afternoon flopped on the couch, watching Bette in an afternoon movie. I cannot describe the ecstasy of now trying to reproduce her feelings,… Continue reading Bette & Joan

The Fortune Hunters

In summer 2018 I played the rich part of “Lady Bountiful” in the Players Theater’s “The Fortune Hunters,” a new adaptation of the classic comedy The Beaux‘ Stratagem, by George Farquhar. “Sword fighting! Madcap action! Thieves and heroes! The 18th century never was so much fun!” The Northumberland Echo review highlighted several of my comic… Continue reading The Fortune Hunters

From Adam

March-April 2018: Proud to co-star as The Woman in “From Adam,” a moving new play written and directed by my co-star Randal Tyler (The Man). Note: In respect for the subject and inspiration of the play, $3 from every ticket sold were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. “From Adam, a seriocomic play in ten scenes,… Continue reading From Adam


February-May 2018: Can’t believe it, I am now appearing weekly on the hit Showtime political-thriller series Homeland. Weekly, if only briefly! What began as a call for extras wound up with me appearing not only (uncredited) in several scenes but featured in the Title Sequence itself along with star Claire Danes – it’s the highest-profile… Continue reading Homeland

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

January 2018: I was thrilled to appear in the (Sold-out!) Director’s Showcase of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at Player’s Theater. Adapted for the stage by Todd Kreidler from the Oscar-winning screenplay by William Rose. Terrific castmates, and a powerful debut for the young Rayshawn Veney in the role made famous on film by Sidney Poitier.… Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

I Am a Camera

August 5-20, 2017: I played the role of “Mummy,” or “Mrs. Watson-Courtneidge,” the mother of leading character Sally Bowles in the Westmoreland Players production of “I Am a Camera.” The original 1951 Broadway play by John Van Druten is adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, and treats the human and social costs of looming… Continue reading I Am a Camera

Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version)

There are comedic roles I was born to play. In May 2017 I played the role I think is at the top of that list: Florence Unger, in Neil Simon’s female version of his classic The Odd Couple, at the Northern Neck’s Westmoreland Players Theater and directed by Tommy Neuman. Another veteran local actress, Linda Stough, played… Continue reading Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version)

12 Angry Jurors

May 2016: I played “Juror #2” in Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Jurors, at Washington DC’s St. Marks Players Theatre – the classic courtroom drama, performed on Capitol Hill in the shadow of the U.S. Supreme Court. Many remember it from the Academy Award Best Picture nominated film from 1957 (starring Henry Fonda), and the original… Continue reading 12 Angry Jurors

Harold Pinter’s Betrayal in Workshop

Sep – Dec 2015: I was accepted as a student in DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company series of classes on advanced topics for working actors. In my Advanced Scene Studies workshop I performed the lead role of Emma in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

August 2015: I had a principal role in “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at Lancaster Players Theater, the acclaimed play by Nora & Delia Ephron based on the international best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. The emotionally-charged play features five women who share deep life lessons through a series of rotating monologues.

The Sorceress in Snow White

June 2015: I danced as “The Sorceress” in The Northern Neck Performing Arts Foundation Ballet Company’s Snow White. This amateur ballet company stages two major productions each year, with a focus on traditional Russian classical ballet.

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church

March 2015: I starred as Janet Murchison in “The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church.” The play (written by Richmond’s Bo Wilson and premiered there in 2014) featured a quintet of talented actresses at Lancaster Players Theater.  

The Nutcracker

January 2015: I danced in The Nutcracker as “Frau Stahlbaum,” in the Richmond-Essex Ballet / Shenandoah Ballet collaborative production during the holiday season.

One-Woman Show: The Belle of Amherst

September 2014: I starred as Emily Dickinson in a production of William Luce’s award-winning one-woman show “The Belle of Amherst” (for which Julie Harris won the Tony for Best Actress on Broadway in 1976). The innovative production, with noted Washington DC director Kenneth Baker, opened in Virginia at Lancaster Players Theater and toured in a run at… Continue reading One-Woman Show: The Belle of Amherst

Fraught with Danger

April 2014: I starred in Richmond, Virginia in the Bifocals Theater production of Janet Chenoweth’s comedy Fraught with Danger, which opened at the Virginia Repertory Theater before going on tour across central Virginia.

Getting Away with Murder

March 2014: I played a neurotically depressed, suicidal professor in Stephen Sondheim’s Getting Away with Murder and garnered the lead mention in an ecstatic review: “The entire large cast is spot-on with their performances although several stand out. Kathryn Ballentine Shepherd’s mousy near-hysteric must have done her research in a hysterics’ ward at a mental… Continue reading Getting Away with Murder

Becky’s New Car

In October 2013, I played the tragi-comic character of Ginger in Becky’s New Car, by noted playwright Steven Dietz, at The Lancaster Players Theatre in White Stone, Virginia. The show sold-out every performance for a month. The Middle Neck News reviewed it as “a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp.”