Hi! I’m Katie, and I am a theater artist and teacher currently living in Washington, DC. I grew up in a suburb outside of Baltimore, MD, and fell in love with theatre after watching the 10th Anniversary Les Mis concert on PBS at the tender age of four (my 5-year-old Les Mis themed birthday was a big hit with my friends).
I studied musical theater at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. After graduating, I served for a time as Artistic Director of the community theater Open Space Arts, before I moved to D.C. in 2015. I have been a professional pirate on the Inner Harbor, served as a teaching artist for Imagination Stage, and have been a part of the development of new work with groups such as Geva Theatre Center (All Your Questions Answered), Red Branch Theater (Peter Rabbit the Musical), and Through the Fourth Wall (19 the Musical). In 2018, I was named a recipient of the DC Arts and Humanities Fellowship program.
In addition to performing and occasionally directing, I also love playwrighting. My first playwrighting experience was with Baltimore Center Stage’s Young Playwright’s Festival in high school. Since then, I’ve had the great privilege of having my plays performed locally in D.C. and Baltimore, as well as Boston, Rochester, and even abroad at the International Youth Arts Festival in London.
I am currently pursuing my M.F.A. at the Academy of Classical Acting (a joint program with Shakespeare Theatre Company and George Washington University). I am married to my high school sweetheart, Joey, who is currently a medical student at Georgetown. I enjoy sewing, crocheting, museums, reading books of all genres, video games, animated movies, and cuddling my dog, Lupin.