Kate Gorman is a writer and artist working in fiction and immersive storytelling. Using her background in theater and film, she creates locative fiction audio experiences and theatrical performances to engage people’s imaginations and connect them with their local surroundings. She wants to enrich people’s experiences of places through new narrative layers and encourage exploration of the boundary between reality and fiction.
Gorman’s work invites examination of our minds’ power to shift our perception of a place from an unremarkable backdrop to a vibrant, living space. Combining everyday technology and the intimacy of a voice speaking directly to you, her locative pieces open a situational zone for new interactions with, and interpretations of, the built environment. Her work activates the body’s movement in the acquisition of narrative, drawing the listener into a more complex experience with stories.
She is the writer and producer of seven locative fiction pieces, and she is the author of the novel ON THE ICE and the screenplay collection and creative guide INT-EXT. She was awarded an Arts and Humanities Fellowship for 2018 by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for her work in locative fiction, and received a fellowship from the Joint Quantum Institute in 2016.