Katharine B. Free is a Professor of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University. She is a graduate of Marymount High School and Marymount College and she completed her Ph.D. at U.C.L.A. She teaches theatre history and dramatic literature as well as directs. Among the productions she has directed is her own translation of Aeschylus’ The Persians and an adaptation of two of Euripides's plays, entitled Helen After Troy. She has published in numerous scholarly journals. Her translation and adaptation of several plays by Menander have been read in scholarly conferences.