Katherine Koller lives in Edmonton, Alberta and writes fiction and for radio, stage (theatre, ballet, opera and dance) and screen.
Her one-act comedies have been produced at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, CBC radio, Jagged Edge, Lunchbox Theatre, Winnipeg‘s FemFest, Alumnae Theatre in Toronto and Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton, and have been invited to festivals in the U.K. and the U.S.
Her full-length plays concern the pressures of science and technology on family relationships, often with the land or some element of nature playing a character part. Some are set in history to give meaning to present-day events. Coal Valley: the Making of a Miner was commissioned and produced in Drumheller in 2005 and is included in The Alberta Advantage, (Playwrights Canada Press, 2008). The Seed Savers received its premiere at Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre in 2009 and was produced at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, in 2010, and is in Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays (Athabasca University Press, 2012). Last Chance Leduc won the 2013 Alberta Playwriting Competition. Katherine is currently working on Dirt Baby and Riverkeeper (plays), Madonna of the Wilderness (opera libretto), Art Lessons (novel) and Cowboy Boots and a Corsage (film). Katherine also teaches in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.