All’s Well and Macbeth @ STC Academy

It’s been a busy year for me as I work towards my MFA in Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theatre Academy in DC. In December, I played LaFew in a condensed version of All’s Well That Ends Well directed by Dan Crane. And this semester, my classmates and I, led by Emma Jaster and Marcus Kyd, devised a physical hour long version of Macbeth together. We performed in an empty art gallery at the Corcoran School. Check out the photos from both productions.

All’s Well That Ends Well
Dec 2nd & 3rd, 2022
Directed by Dan Crane

Betram – Gil Mitchell
Helen – Emma Wirthwein
Countess – Robyn Cohen
King – Lucy Connell
LaFew – Katie Ganem
Parolles – Dan Crane
Diana/ Lord 2 – Jessica Murillo Kemp
Widow/ Lord 1 – Catie Carlile

March 10th & 11th, 2023
Directed by Emma Jaster & Marcus Kyd, Devised by the Ensemble

Macbeth – Gabriel Alejandro
Lady Macbeth – Mallory Trice
Banquo – Sarah Cushman
Ross – Colton Chaney
Duncan – Katie Ganem
Malcolm – Catie Carlile
Donalbain/ Gentlewoman – Lucy Connell
Doctor – Robyn Cohen
Macduff – Geoffrey Boesser
Lady Macduff – Yihong Chen
Porter – Gil Mitchell
Murderer 1 – Rachel Sanderson
Murderer 2 – Jessica Murillo Kemp
Murderer 3 – Selah Kreiger
Fleance – Kira Simmons
Seyton/ Fight Choreographer – Emma Wirthwein
Lennox – Jackson Knight Pierce
Witches – Ensemble

Starting an MFA

This week, I began my journey towards getting my M.F.A. in Classical Acting. I am super excited to be a part of the class of 2023 at the Academy of Classical Acting in D.C.. Is it going to be an intense year? Yes. Am I already sore from all of the movement classes we had this week? Also, yes. But I am very much looking forward to advancing my training. We will have three different performances over the next year. More details to come!

“Any Time Travel Company” at Open Space Arts

Open Space Arts presented my new ten minute play, Any Time Travel Company, as part of their 2022 Summer Playwright’s Festival this August. This was their return to in person program, so I was so delighted to be back participating in this festival.

Director – Liv Eastwood & Carter Spang

Charles – Aaron Reamer

Denise – Beth Morgan

Pat – George Marsalek

Villagers – Benjamin Spang, Carter Spang

Photos by Jennifer Michalak

Read Any Time Travel Company, or any of my other plays at New Play Exchange.

The Resting Soul of Galileo at Avant Bard’s Scripts in Play Festival

I’m excited to share that my new play, The Resting Soul of Galileo, has been selected to receive a reading at Avant Bard Theatre’s upcoming Scripts in Play Festival. I will be given the opportunity to incorporate audience feedback into the second reading.

Friday, Oct 8, 7:30 pm; Sunday, Oct. 10, 2:00 pm
At Gunston Arts Center 2 in Arlington, VA
Directed by Aria Velz
Pay What You Can
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test and face coverings are required for entry

Smart: Katie Ganem Sings Charlie Barnett – Coming Soon

This summer, I got together with my friend and collaborator Charlie Barnett (composer of 19 the Musical) to record some of his songs. It was a really fun thing to do post-quarantine and nice to stretch those creative muscles again. I’m excited to share that the fruits of our labor will be available for download and streaming on August 31st. Check out this preview and be sure to catch the whole album on Spotify, Apple Music, and elsewhere at the end of the summer. Album art by CinCin Fang.

“Written for Kids” Podcast

Moonhouse Productions/ Open Space Arts

My friend, Alec Weinberg, started this adorable podcast this year. It has been the most wonderful thing to listen to during the pandemic, and I was so happy when he asked me to be a narrator. Written for Kids takes stories, poems, and songs written by children and has them performed by professionals. I got to read a very sweet story about twins by Sara Leah, but I think the real show stealers are the 5-year-old twins that Alec interviews for the story.

Listen to it here on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. And then listen to the rest of the episodes. I promise it will improve your mood immediately.

Dracula Radio Play

Mrs. Renfield

with Open Space Arts

January 29th and February 6th

Happy New Year! One upside of the pandemic is getting to try out new forms of entertainment and getting to create art with people from all different locations. I am very excited to be a part of my first radio play with my old theatre home, Open Space Arts, working with a cast of voice actors from all over the country.

The performance will be broadcast live on January 29th at 7pm, with a rebroadcast on February 6th at 8pm. Pay what you can tickets can be purchased here.

Virtual Romeo and Juliet


with Siren Song Shakespeare Company

May 28th and 29th, 2020

Nothing’s more Shakespearean than having the plague shut down the theaters, but we now have 21st century solutions. Log on to Siren Song Shakespeare’s Facebook page on May 28th at 6pm EST, or their youtube channel on the 29th, to catch our virtual version of Shakespeare’s classic. Happy that I’m getting to “tread the boards” with some of my former classmates from Nazareth College while we are self-isolating from COVID-19.

19 the Musical World Premiere

Alice Paul

with Through the 4th Wall

At the National Museum of Women in the Arts

November 2019

After two years of development, I was very proud to be a part of the sold out world premiere of 19 the Musical at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, just in time for the 19th amendment’s centennial.

19 follows the little known story of Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, Ida B. Wells, and the other women who fought to gain women the right to vote: the 19th amendment. Check out more information and donate to the next phase of the process at