Katherine Bourne Taylor is an actor, producer and creator in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. Currently, she is in post for her directorial and writing debut, Ships in the Night and filming a commercial here and there. Most recently, she produced and starred in the short film Cool for Five Seconds currently on the festival circuit (BendFilm, CinemaFemme, deadCenter, Ashland Independent, Mammoth Lakes) and appeared in the pilot of the upcoming HBO series, Lovecraft Country. You can also catch her around town performing her alter-ego Grown Up Orphan Annie, and in the indie SAG pilot, Just Jo. She has performed with Raven Theatre, The House Theater of Chicago, The Back Room Shakespeare Project (Chicago/LA), The Gift Theatre, A Crew of Patches and Undermain Theatre (ensemble member), among others. Katherine earned her BFA in Acting at Southern Methodist University and studied with The School at Steppenwolf.
“Ships in the Night” follows a young woman coping with the beginning days of this pandemic by “shipping” two fictional, animated characters together (basically, she wants them to kiss). To combat her growing isolation and a strained relationship with her sister, she turns to an online fandom community and begins writing a fanfiction about the characters she is fixated on. Ships in the Night” is a dramedy about how stories connect us and transcend the days. It makes a case for escapism, nerd girls and leaning into what you like as a way to cope. It also strives to remind audiences that in a barrage of information, healing is not just a bodily thing.