NEW YORK, NY - Kate Owens’ award-winning, fearless comedy, “Cooking with Kathryn,” joins Ladyfest on August 17th. Follow a down home, liquored-up, southern belle as she stumbles her way to her own birthday party with more wine in her veins than Jesus. Kathryn rewards her party guests with an easy peasy egg-bake cooking demo…problem is, she can’t even see straight, much less teach a cooking lesson.
Kate Owens has been developing this Amy-Sedaris inspired character for the past three years. “Cooking with Kathryn” the digital series is in post-production and will be ready for you to gobble up in October 2019.
“A no-fear comedy, this show is a must see.” - PortFringe review team
“Cooking with Kathryn grabs you immediately with a fantastic premise, then pulls you along, gasping for air, as you watch Kathryn slowly dissolve into a pink puddle of repressed Southern rage.” - PortFringe review team
“Furious, gratuitous, and moving, this might be the best show you will see at PortFringe.”- PortFringe review team
About the Company: Kate Owens
Kate Owens is a NYC-based, award-winning comedy actor, writer, and professionally trained clown known for her commitment to characters & physical comedy style. She has performed her solo show, “Cooking with Kathryn,” where she plays a repressed southern housewife, throughout NY (Solocom, The PIT, The Tank, Dixon Place, The Shitshow, Personality Test) as well as at the PortFringe Festival (Critics Choice for Best Acting) and Los Angelos (Moving Arts Theatre.) She has toured in England, Prague, and is a Gaulier-trained clown (Paris). Her sketch team, "Group Kid," performs bi-monthly at The PIT and recently headlined at the Chicago Sketchfest. In addition to comedy, Kate spent a year as an apprentice at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and has worked with Live Source Theatre Company in NY. More info at: www.kate-owens.com
Festival showcases a wide range of topics including shows about the prison system, working at an adult video store, terrible dates, LGBTQI stories, gentrification, #MeToo movement, and being the only child in a town of 6.
Full line-up at www.speakupriseup.com
Produced by Asher Novek in association with The Tank.
Based on a suggestion from the audience, a spin of their “Wheel of Genres,” and utilizing the tropes and cliches of Hollywood, Gypsy Danger will improvise a never-before-seen movie! Possibilities include a traditional romantic comedy, a lakeside slasher horror, a bleak Southern Gothic drama or anything in between!
About the Company: Gypsy Danger
Gypsy Danger specializes in fully committed spontaneously created live on stage movies. With the help of an audience suggestion and a spin on their Wheel of Genres you never know what will happen. Genres might include: Horror, Sci-Fi, Southern Gothic, Family Drama, Rom Com, Nicholas Sparks type Rom Dram, Super Hero, Noir, or Western to name a few! They have performed at Boston Comedy Festival, Chicago Improv Festival and NYC Improv Festival.
Gypsy Danger is Joanna Shaw Flamm, Katie Hartman, Devin Heater, Ben Jaeger-Thomas, Evan Kaufman, Sarah Peele, and Claire Yale.