KATIE KANE
Elena Gutierrez, 2018

Elena Gutierrez, 2018

 

I’m Katie Kane. I’m an actor, writer, director, and mover living in NYC.

 

I was raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the oldest child in a basketball family. While my sister continued the legacy, I found out quickly that sports was not my niche. I began dancing at age four and a half and figured out early that I wanted to pursue a life in the arts. It was not until I attended Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, New Jersey that I found my passion lied in acting rather than the ballet.

Once I quit dance at age sixteen, I was a part of my first devised piece that I co-wrote, acted in, and sound designed. This opened me up to an entirely new world of creation. I studied my summer going into senior year at Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Program, where I studied acting, voice and speech, movement, Soundpainting, and was able to interact with high profile actors, directors, and writers. In my senior year in high school, I interned at Clubbed Thumb and decided I did want to pursue a BFA in Drama and I was accepted to NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Meisner Studio.

I spent two and a half years in the Meisner Studio, where I studied everything from clowning to Williamson technique. I was in two productions while there, The American Clock and Richard III and was lucky enough to be one of five students that had the opportunity to remount Richard in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Theatre Academy’s Winter Institute this past January. This spring, I was one of sixteen students chosen to spend the semester in Berlin, Germany studying Epic Theatre, devising, Lucid Body technique, and German theatre history. I was part of the Schaubühne’s FIND+ Festival, where I attended workshops with teachers and acting and directing students from around the world. I will be interning with The Wooster Group this summer and fall.

In Berlin, I found my niche as a collaborative and socially conscious artist. Not only do I want to pursue acting in the traditional sense for stage and film but want to expand what it means to perform by incorporating movement and poetry into my own work. I am a devoted and passionate storyteller in every sense of the word and look forward to changing what it means to be an artist in this day and age.