Cate began performing Shakespeare at age 10. Her elementary school class performed two plays a year, one of which was always Shakespeare. Her teacher, Helen, also ran a Shakespeare camp that Cate attended for four years. Yes, this makes Cate a huge nerd. She was in a total of seven productions from age 10-15.
Upon moving to Boston in 2007 she became a connoisseur of cheap Shakespeare in the area. Accompanied by good friend Elizabeth, she usually manages to see at least five live performances a year plus several filmed stage shows, movies, etc. She occasionally goes to non-Shakespeare plays too.