Katie Palmer (Artist Director)
Katie Palmer (Co-artistic Director) is a choreographer, theater maker, teaching artist, and advocate. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, she serves as the co-Artistic Director and resident choreographer of Theater in Asylum, a theater company in NYC in 2010. Recent NYC Choreography Credits include: In Fields Where They Lay (The New Ohio), Held Momentarily (The Sheen Center, NYC Fringe ENCORES Series), ¡Olé! (Prague International Fringe Festival, NYC: UNDER St Marks), Sweeney Todd, Falsettos, and Once on This Island. Katie is the newly appointed Executive Director of Together in Dance, a not-for-profit providing Creative Movement and Residencies in public schools and community settings. Katie is also Communications Director of The League of Independent Theater, an advocacy group for the makers of Independent Theater in New York City.
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community. Core programs include original productions; themed cabarets to present new work from our community; and Cold Readings to read and discuss published plays.
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