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Katie Pearl

 

Katie Pearl is a director and writer of new plays and performance for both traditional and alternative spaces.  As co-Artistic Director of PearlDamour, the interdisciplinary company she shares with playwright Lisa D’Amour, she has received an OBIE Award and grants from Creative Capital, Map Fund, and the NEA. Current work includes: the multi-year project Milton in five small towns named Milton around the country, and a new performance about climate and the deep ocean co-commissioned by the ART and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.  Katie is currently an Anschutz Fellow at Princeton, where her teaching and research focus on the concept of the Artist-Citizen.

The “Us” of Town Hall
Essay

The “Us” of Town Hall

April 26, 2017

Katie Pearl talks with Caridad Svich, a maker of work for live audiences, about the breath of theatre, the us in the room, and her new script Town Hall.

We Are the Climate
Essay

We Are the Climate

April 16, 2017

In this first installment, Playwright Katie Pearl explores the implications of climate change, storytelling, and intersectionality in the theatre community in relation to Donald Trump’s administration.

Creativity, Aging, and Alzheimer’s
Essay

Creativity, Aging, and Alzheimer’s

A Conversation with Michelle Memran

October 23, 2016

Katie Pearl interviews Michelle Memran about María Irene Fornés and The Rest I Make Up, a documentary that captures the legendary playwright’s creativity as she ages.