Marry Me… a Little: a wedding/anxiety cabaret
For anyone who’s ever had an unconventional thought about relationships and the nature of marriage… Come explore the rollercoaster journey from “I love you” to “I do”! We join the bride-to-be as she sings the bliss, beauty, wonder… terror, resistance and panic of loving and being loved, with music ranging from Kurt Weill through Stephen Sondheim to contemporary theater and pop. Skewering the mainstream culture’s notions of “bridezilla” and the pressure to be unwaveringly excited for the “best day of your life,” Katie tells it like it is in this edgy, open-hearted, honest look at love, weddings, and all the messiness in between.
Starring Katie Zaffrann
Directed by Chris Clavelli
Music Direction by Vince Peterson
Produced by Jonathan Pillot
UPCOMING DATES TBD
Coming this fall:
Katie will play the role of Emily in Cape May Stage‘s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced.
September 14 – October 14
A bold exploration of grace, culture, and what it means to be Muslim in post 9-11 America.
by Ayad Akhtar
directed by Roy Steinberg
more information and tickets here
Katie Zaffrann is an actress, singer, producer, wife, reader, knitter, fermenting enthusiast and lover of the outdoors.
Her musical short film NAKED, a whimsical romp about living life to the fullest based on Mike Pettry‘s song “Without a Stitch On,” won Best Musical Short at the Manhattan Film Festival and the Chain NYC Film Festival, Best Original Song at the Long Island International Film Expo, and Best Song at the Parma International Music Film Festival (Italy). It was nominated for Best Comedy at the Snake Alley Festival of Film and has been an Official Selection at over a dozen other festivals both at home and abroad. For more information, visit http://nakedmoviemusical.com.
In New York, Katie has performed in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, with Poetic Theater Productions, at New Dramatists, Emerging Artists Theatre, the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, Project Y Theatre, Variations Theatre Group, and more. Her solo show Marry Me… a Little: a wedding/anxiety cabaret has played at The Triad.
She has been seen regionally at freeFall Theatre in the two-actor musical john and jen and in Grey Gardens, for which she was nominated for a BroadwayWorld Florida Award (Best Actress in a Musical) for her performance as Young Edie. Other regional credits include the Delaware Theatre Company, the John W. Engeman Theater on Long Island, Chenango River Theatre, and a summer season at Shakespeare & Company.
Her debut EP fly woman genius is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3, and features the songs of five up-and-coming musical theater composers: Vince Peterson, Carner & Gregor, Tony Asaro, Matt Vinson & Matte O’Brien, and Mike Pettry.
Katie was the Founding President of Choral Chameleon, an award-winning professional chamber choir now in its eighth season. As a choral singer she has performed in New York, across the United States and throughout Europe. She is on the Volunteer Artist Roster of Sing For Hope.
Katie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, where she was the recipient of the Edward Greer Award for Classic Acting for her performance as Olivia in Twelfth Night. She studies voice in New York City with Ruth Williams Hennessy, acting at John Strasberg Studios and has also trained classically at Shakespeare & Co. and at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Katie is also a meditator, yogini and Unitarian Universalist, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Fourth Universalist Society on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
“Embedded with the troops is a French journalist, Ines (a terrific Katie Zaffrann)…” — Talkin’ Broadway (for Between the Tigris and the Euphrates)
“The play’s design elements keep the audience engaged until its true heart, the quiet and humanizing scenes between various characters, most notably Katie Zaffrann as the assured French journalist and Nabil Vinas as a well intentioned Marine, settle into themselves.” — New York Theatre Review (for Between the Tigris and the Euphrates)
“Zaffrann’s performance as Jen is wonderful… Just a few moments on stage and she wins you over.” — Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (for john and jen)
“Zaffrann gives a rich, multifaceted performance… excellent actors… superb work.” — Tampa Bay Times (for john and jen)
“…Joe is smitten with young Edie – played with startling effortlessness by the radiant Katie Zaffrann.” — Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (for Grey Gardens)
“Zaffrann gives a performance of ‘Daddy’s Girl’ so passionate that it feels comparable in impact and power to ‘Rose’s Turn’ in Gypsy“. — Tampa Bay Times (for Grey Gardens)
“The rest of the cast, especially Ryan Winkles as Fenton and Katie Zaffrann as Ann Page, were right on the money in their work.” — Berkshire Bright Focus (for The Merry Wives of Windsor)