Director, teacher, playwright, and performer Katie Bufithis Oberlander has a bachelor's degree in voice performance from Eastman School of Music and a master’s degree in arts administration from American University. Katie has authored and directed numerous plays and musicals for professional theatres, including Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland, Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME. An experienced drama and music teacher, Katie has worked at Norwood School in Bethesda, MD, The Peabody Essex Museum, North Shore YMCA Theatre Company and Marblehead Community Charter Public School. She is currently Director of Performing Arts at Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School. Katie lives in Beverly, Massachusetts with her husband Eric and their two sons, Thomas and James.