Associate Professor
Communication & Theatre Arts

Katherine Hammond

1005 University Theatre
Norfolk, 23529

Katherine Hammond is an Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Communication & Theatre Arts at ODU and Producing Artistic Director for Warehouse of Theatre – a Norfolk based theatre company which explores the collision of theatre and film. As a director and designer, her works have appeared regionally, nationally, and internationally: at the New York International Fringe Festival, EchoFluxx Festival of New Media and Art in Prague, International Theatre Festival of Vilnius, Lithuania, New Orleans International Fringe, FringeWilmington, Fresh Fruit - Wild Project in NYC, Core Theatre Ensemble, ODURep, Kress Project - Georgia Museum of Art. She and partner, Lee Smith, were the 2017 Professional Winners of Tupac Martir/USITT Lux Festival collaboration. She enhanced her professional expertise by training as an intimacy director for Stage & Film in 2020. As a creative artist and scholar, Hammond explores the indomitability of the human spirit and the disorientation caused by the moment of crisis.

M.F.A. in Film and Dramatic Media, University of Georgia, (2002)

B.A. in Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Cum Laude., University of Louisville, (1983)

Training in Audition techniques based on Michael Shurtleff’s Audition
Sponsoring Organization: The Audition Centre
Date Obtained: 1988-01-01
2 year post graduate diploma in performance with Distinction
Sponsoring Organization: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts and Music
Date Obtained: 1985-01-01

Research Interests

Theatre: Computers & Live Performance, Projection Design, Directing

Presentations

Alonzo, J. and Hammond, K. (September , 2007). Mask and Puppet Performance .
  • 2020: SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Finalist., SCHEV
  • 2020: Faculty Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. , Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2020: Faculty Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Sound Design for FAUST. , Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2019: John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award, ODU
  • 2019: Association of Theatre in Higher Education/Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV Award for Innovation in Teaching. , Association of Theatre in Higher Education/Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2018: Faculty Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for Anon(ymous). , Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2018: Faculty Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Sound Design for Anon(ymous). , Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2017: Lux Festival Grand Prize: Professional Design Winner. , United States Institute of Technology & Tupac Martir
  • 2017: Old Dominion University Faculty Research Award., ODU
  • 2016: Outstanding Production Design for Projection and Sound Design, NYC's ALL OUT ARTS 15th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival
  • 2015: Exhibition Honorable Mention , Echofluxx, 15, Festival of New Media, Visual Art and Experimental Music
  • 2014: Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for The Death of Thomas Edison., Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2014: Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Technology: Media Design for The Death of Thomas Edison., Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2013: eritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for The Mystery of Edwin Drood., Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2012: Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for Red Bug., Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2011: Shining Star Award , ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2011: National Selection Team Commendation for Distinguished Achievement in Media Design for aDreamPlay., Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2010: Shining Star Award , ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2009: Shining Star Award , ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2009: Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for Hansel & Gretel., Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2008: Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for Persephone Wept., Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • 2005: Kentucky Metroversity Award for Instructional Development for Interdisciplinary Theatre and Physical Therapy Class,
  • 2004: Digital Photography/Graphics, SALON 412 Art Show
  • 2003: Digital Photography 2nd Place Professional , Monroe Winter Art Show
  • 2003: Digital Photography Honorable Mention, ADOBE Photoworks Contest
  • 2003: Digital Photography/Graphics Finalist, Symbolist Online Art Show
  • 2002: Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, Drama
  • 2000: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, Drama
  • 1997: Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Loyola Marymount University , English
  • 1996: Commendation: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for contribution to the Emmy Awards, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • 1994: Best Actress Award for Fiddler on the Roof Omaha World Herald , Theatre Arts Guild, Omaha; Mary Peckham Award, Omaha Playhouse
  • 1993: Best Actress Award for O Pioneers! , Omaha World Herald
  • 1982: Belknap Theatre Scholarship, University of Louisville