What I'm Up To...
Happy New Year! First thing this year, Katie is joining AEA. It's an honor to join the stage actors union and to look forward to the work that awaits in 2018 and beyond!
Katie spent the fall of 2017 performing Romeo and Juliet for junior and senior high school students as well as teaching workshops on theater and Shakespeare!
Read this article about our work in the schools! Below is an excerpt:
Katie Willmorth, a Shakespeare Festival cast member, was enthusiastic about what live theater offers young people. “In our culture today,” she said, “people are told Shakespeare will be hard to understand and when you tell someone that, that it’s inaccessible, they will see it that way.”
“If we do our job, they will understand (the play) better than they thought ... rather than approach it with apprehension or fear,” she added.
This summer, Katie has been busy shooting commercial projects for Ebay, Amazon Web Services, and the New York Times.
Most recently, Katie filmed her first TV episode, which will appear in season 3 of Mr. Robot on USA!
This fall, Katie will be joining Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's WillPower tour, bringing a production of Romeo and Juliet to schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
Katie is playing the Duke of Buckingham in Richard III with Smith Street Stage, a New York Innovative Theater Award-winning company in their 8th season of producing Shakespeare in Carroll Park.
Katie Willmorth gives an especially noteworthy performance as the Duke of Buckingham, who is Richard's chief co-conspirator.
She's riveting as a tough girl who matches Richard in his skills as a smooth-talking politician.
-Brooklyn Eagle 6/12/2017