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about

I am an actor and writer from Erie, Pennsylvania. I stayed close to home during my college years as both a BFA Acting major and Vocal Performance minor at Penn State University. Recently I finished touring my one-woman show, 52 PICKUP, through the Windsor-Walkerville Festival, the Ottawa Fringe Festival, Capital Fringe Festival and more. 

At Penn State I was involved in six mainstage productions, ranging from Mariah in TWELFTH NIGHT to White Marie in BARBECUE. Other projects included EVERY 28 HOURS, a devised piece highlighting the Black Lives Matter Movement as well as Penn State Opera Theatre's stagings of THE TELEPHONE and SUOR ANGELICA. 

 

During my college years I was awarded the Mona Shibley Bird Scholarship for dedication to excelling in performance and two Student Engagement Network grants to create new plays - these were used for the development of 52 PICKUP and the workshop of an original piece about the collision between American and Eastern European cultures. Most recently, I recieved the Stan Latta Scholarship for Leadership in the Arts and the 2019 Memorial Award for excellence in Polish studies.

Beyond Penn State, I spent time at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey as an apprentice at the Summer Professional Training Program and fell in love with British life while studying abroad in London. 

Outside of the arts I am most passionate about horse-riding and have been training since the age of five. More specifically, I have spent time training horses that had never been ridden before and rehabilitating horses who suffered from abuse and neglect. My expertise is in Western Pleasure and Hunter Jumper.

 

I am a theatre artist devoted to creating excellent theatre that inspires change and I am glad you found my site!

KATIE NIXON

KATIE NIXON

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