Katie is an award-winning director, producer and community activist who creates performances that celebrate, challenge, and reinvent community identity through story circles, workshops, choose-what-you-pay performances, and multicultural events. She will use her residency to create a solo performance with a focus on alcoholism to be performed at Balch St. Theatre. Katie will facilitate a workshop that explores participants’ relationships with alcohol using writing and theater exercises on February 25. This program will be held at Balch Street Theatre and will have a collaboration with CATAC (Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture).
Friday, August 25 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 26 at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 27 at 3:00pm
Location: Balch Street Theatre, Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture
220 S Balch St, Akron, OH 44302
Description: Flipping through her memories like channels on a TV, Katie Beck traverses through the challenges of her relationship with alcohol in the short solo performance DrunKatie. From overusing it in college to abusing it in adulthood, she eventually discovers a way out of the cycle that leads to her sobriety. This play is a collage of genre, poetry, and movement that investigates embodiment in overcoming addiction and confronts the notions of alcohol being equal to social ritual.