Danny Williams

(Managing Director)

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce Danny Williams as its new Managing Director. Prior to joining The Rep, Williams worked at The Public Theater in New York, where he has served in various roles since 2006.

Kate Bergstrom

(Augustin Family Artistic Director)

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce Kate Bergstrom as its new Augustin Family Artistic Director. Prior to joining The Rep, Bergstrom worked as Festival Director of the Big Eddy Film Festival, in addition to her extensive directing career. 

Meet Danny

Danny Williams became The Rep’s Managing Director in January 2022.  An experienced arts administrator, Danny has expertise in nonprofit accounting,  senior management, and organizational development.  Prior to joining The Rep, Danny worked at The Public Theater in New York, where he has served in various roles since 2006. Most recently, as Senior Director, Finance and Administration, he managed the daily and strategic financial operations of this $50 million nonprofit organization, successfully launched an organization-wide intranet, partnered with the development team to achieve fundraising goals, and collaborated on long-term financial planning and analysis, including cash investment strategies, budget analysis, and project management.  Noteworthy and favorite productions include Broadway productions of Fun Home, Eclipsed, Hamilton, and Hair along with Off-Broadway productions of Here Lies Love, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, White Noise, and Rock Bottom.  

Williams has also held roles with Musical Theatre International, Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, and Manhattan Theatre Club and has served as an adjunct professor in the performing arts management master of fine arts program at Brooklyn College. He earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing and theater from Fairfield University and spent a semester abroad studying at Regents University in the United Kingdom.

Meet Kate

Kate is a seasoned director, culture shaper, and creator, bringing to this position her extensive experience in theatre, opera, and film. Dedicated to enhancing community connectivity, she infuses her dynamic energy and fosters  engagement through exceptional storytelling that is both entertaining and impactful.

Kate’s most recent productions at The Rep wowed audiences with the critically acclaimed It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play this past December and The 39 Steps in 2022. 

In addition to her time at The Rep, Kate has over ten years of experience directing everything from reimagined classics to new works across the country at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Marin Theatre Company, Ars Nova, Rattlestick Theater, Playwrights Center, Cleveland PlayHouse, Curious Theatre Company, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Opera San Diego, Music Academy of the West, Redcat, LACMA, and more. Her recent world premieres include You Can’t Hide From Yourself (Playwright’s Horizons Soundstage) Oh To Be Pure Again (Actor Express) and Letters That You Will Not Get (American Opera Projects)

As Festival Director, Kate led, produced and programmed the Big Eddy Film Festival, a cinematic celebration of counter-current narratives that crosses the intersection of art, film and rural imagination in Upstate New York. This grew from her tenure as Founder and Producing Artistic Director of On The Verge, a company staging and producing world premieres and workshops which sparked conversation, community, and celebration at the crossroads of Santa Barbara and beyond. 

Most recently Kate has worked with dozens of large corporate clients such as Google, Genetech and Cisco co-leading multi-day programs and long-term adviserships in executive communication and leadership as a performance coach at Stand & Deliver. 

Kate holds an MFA in directing from Brown University and a BA in Directing and Acting from UCLA. She brings to St. Louis, her husband Mike and their dog Crispy.