Katie Nixon is a recent graduate of The Pennsylvania State University! She graduated with a BFA in acting and a minor in vocal performance. Katie is a theatre artist who devotes herself to creating excellent art that inspires change.
Katie will be touring her original one-woman show 52 Pickup this summer at the Windsor-Walkerville Festival, the Ottawa Fringe Festival, and Capital Fringe. See the "52 Pickup" page for more details!
Katie has just finished working on her sixth Penn Stage Centre Stage production Men on Boats as Major John Wesley Powell. She has performed with PSCS in Polaroid Stories as Persephone/Semele, as Mariah in Twelfth Night, White Marie in Barbecue, Atalanta in Argonautika, and in the ensemble of Julius Caesar. She also performed in Penn State's first annual production of Every 28 Hours (a collaborative piece highlighting the Black Lives Matter Movement). She performed in Penn State Opera Theatre's production of The Telephone as Beth as a nun in Suor Angelica .
Katie performed at the Parkinson Partners of Northwest Pennsylvania's Rock n' Country Dance. She was a choir intern and soloist for the State College Presbyterian Chancel Choir and Oriana Singers. She just returned from studying abroad in London and cannot wait until she can call London "home."
Katie was awarded the Mona Shibley Bird Scholarship for rising seniors who are dedicated to excelling in performance. She was awarded two grants from the Student Engagement Network to create new plays. After using her first grant to create 52 Pickup, she is workshopping an original piece about the collision of American and Eastern European cultures. Most recently, she was also awarded the Stan Latta Scholarship for Leadership in the Arts and the Birkenmayer 2019 Memorial Award for excellence in Polish studies.
Katie studied and performed as an apprentice at the Summer Professional Training Program at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. She played The Countess of Salisbury in Edward III, Electra in The Flies, and more.
Aside from her passions onstage, Katie longs to be with her horses. She hopped on a horse for the first time at age five, and trained and competed ever since. She has trained horses that have never been ridden and has helped rehabilitate horses who suffered from abuse and neglect. Her expertise is in Western Pleasure and Hunter Jumper.
Feel free to get in touch with Katie to say hello, request music, or brainstorm about collaborative theatre and film pieces at the Contact Page!