Decided to consolidate my past "news" updates into one blog. Future "news" updates will be individual blog posts. Makes sense, yet it took me 2 years to figure it out- Kat books the lead role in The Wedding Day, a short film cast through the SAG Conservatory at AFI. Filming starts Valentine's weekend.
- Laughter for a Change classes are up and running, Tuesday nights and Thursday afternoons at Theatre Asylum.
Latest News: January 2011
- Kat covers Voices From Chornobyl for The Advok@. Read the piece here.
- New Representation: Kat is now repped Theatrically by H David Moss & Associates in Hollywood. Visit the Contact page for more info.
- Laughter for a Change receives a grant from the Flourish Foundation; Kat interviews at the LA Lesbian and Gay Center to become a Comedy Mentor volunteer teaching improv to their Seniors (50+).
- Kat's roomies are going to Sundance & Berlin Film Festivals! Support Jess + Moss and Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Facebook and go see the movies if you can!
I am Not Engaged......despite all appearances in a viral campaign for the healthy snack food Pop Chips. Brought to you by director John Pina, watch the video to see the most epic [fake] marriage proposal to ever grace YouTube. Gentlemen, pay attention (or you might miss the product placement!).
Laughter for a Change received its first grant - from google! More info on L4C: www.LaughterforaChange.org
I recently had a blast collaborating with fellow OU alum Ben Begley and Michelle Gritzer on their webseries 24 Minutes. The series spoofs the popular FOX show 24 and will be premiering in one minute segments online this fall.
The Long Beach Poppin' Play festival opened last weekend, including two premieres I've been in rehearsals for lately.
James Scarborough called the West Coast premiere of Brooklyn playwright Nathaniel Kressen's Jumper's with the Gypsy "edgy and profound." The two-person show runs every Saturday night til Sept. 11th.
Also on the bill is my take on "Yin" in Craig Abernathy's short play, What Can We Do?, directed by Jeremy Aluma (of my recent Durang run). According to Scarborough "It comes across as [T.S. Eliot's] 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' on Red Bull." Sweet! For tickets and more information about the 11 plays in the festival, check out Alive Theatre's Website.
I recently became a client of Phil Brock's management team at Studio Talent Group after meeting through Twitter's LA acting community July Generals experiment. We share a love of hiking, community outreach, and social media; I couldn't be more excited about our collaboration!
Twitter is also working to unite LA Theatre Artists with the advent of the hashtag #LAThtr. Read more about the Twitter/Theatre initiative here.
Other Noteworthy News...
- Kat and the LA Theatre Review team finished up their Hollywood Fringe Festival coverage with an invigorating panel discussion on the State of Theatre in LA (see photo of invigorated panelists above). Read LATR's coverage of the event here.
-Kat & Awesome.tv recently shot episode 1 of the new webseries Missed Connections. Teaser and episodes coming soon - stay tuned!
- Laughter for a Change classes are starting up again July 10th. L4C is a 501(c)3 improv training ground for performers and comedy mentors who support social outreach improv programs with at-risk youth, PTSD Veterans, and "chronologically gifted" adults in the LA area. For more info, read K@'s blog & check out the L4C site.
- Kat's work in The Actor's Nightmare earns rave reviews! See what all the critics have to say here.
- Hollywood Fringe Festival is coming soon! Kat will be moderating a panel discussion closing day of the Fringe with several of LA's prominent theatre critics and reviewing Fringe shows for LA Theatre Review throughout the fest. More info on the panel discussion here, and to learn about the Fringe Festival itself, clickhere.
- Kat is developing a new webseries with the lovely people over at Awesome.tv called Missed Connections. Teaser and the first couple episodes will be coming soon - stay tuned!
- Laughter for a Change classes are starting up again this July! Kat is an improvisor, grant researcher, marketing consultant and intern coordinator for L4C, which provides world-class training and improv therapy for the elderly, underprivileged youth, and veterans. Learn more on the L4C website.