About Katie

“On par not just with any woman in modern comedy, not just with any music act in modern comedy but, categorically on par with anyone working the current comedy scene… Impressive. …Magnificent.” -Dylan Brody, Punchline Magazine

Katie is the creator and co-writer of  Broad Comedy, and a musical comedian. She writes for O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit: Live A Creative, Spontaneous, and Courageous Life Using the Tools of Improv Comedy. She and Broad Comedy have performed internationally, including on one of Boston’s top stages, the 440-seat Stuart Street Playhouse for a 3-month smash success, as well as at Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square on Broadway (America’s #1 comedy club), and at the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival where Broad Comedy won the Pick of the Fringe, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where they were voted top ten comedy picks by The Fringe Review. Katie was the founder and producer of the National Women’s Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and an Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival. She is a founding member of the nationally touring improv comedy troupe, Spontaneous Combustibles. She is also the co-founder of the Equinox Theatre Company as well as Camp Equinox, a theatre camp for 250 kids, many of whom are at-risk youth. As a frequent flyer, she was recently upgraded to Delta’s Elite Status and hopes to work her way up to Pilot status in the next year.

Katie and her co-author/co-director Soren Kisiel were nominated for the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for their unique work in theatre. Katie can be seen singing their song, “These Are The Things I Can’t F**kng Remember,” taped for an episode of Showtime’s comedy roundtable series, The Green Room With Paul Provenza.

She is a nationally touring public speaker and leads retreats under the title “Improvisation For The Spirit” at The Omega Center and The Kripalu Center.

She splits her time residing in Montana, Los Angeles and NY City.

She is very much her mother’s daughter, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman, and sees what she does as “giving women a voice”.

Speaking Topics:

  • Allowing for Safe & Creative Risk Taking
  • Generating Creative Inspiration
  • Gagging Your Inner Critic
  • Collaboration in the Workplace
  • Flexibility at Work
  • Trust: Learning how to get out of your own way, creatively
  • Zen-Up Your Life: Getting Present, self-aware, and Self Confident at work and home
  • Improvisational Self-Discovery
  • Leadership and Personal Power
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2 responses to “About Katie

  1. Hi Katie,
    I’ve decided to follow any WordPress members who commented on or liked my past posts, in an effort to be more community minded. Don’t feel compelled to hit me back, but if you do I hope you enjoy and say hi.
    bcpkid (pettiplays)

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  2. Good for you, Katie. That’s what it’s all about, after all. This is my first time on your blog, but I shall check back from time to time.

    Chris from sillyoldgoat.com

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