KAT BARNES has lived in Michigan, Ohio, and Arizona, but has called Columbus home since 1998. After trying (but failing) at physics and math at the University of Arizona, she decided maybe the odds of becoming a storm chaser weren’t really in her favor. She headed back to Ohio, found her true niche, and graduated from THE Ohio State University with a BA in Theatre. After graduation, she was the Costume Fellow for CATCO, and worked wardrobe for Eminem, 50 Cent, and Bruce Springsteen.
Kat took a break from theatre for a while, but came back to it in 2012 to design costumes for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. She had a blast, and continues to enjoy working with AVLT whenever possible. Kat’s other passions include travel (as much and anywhere she can), swing dance, music, and going to the movies. Kat is married to Columbus actor Jonathan Barnes (seen in Actors’ Theatre productions Romeo & Juliet, Love’s Labours Lost, & Cyrano de Bergerac). Beginning in March 2014, they will be relocating to Chapel Hill, NC along with their genius Border Collie, Puck. Kat thinks her next adventure may involve a masters in library science, thus ensuring her eventual world domination.