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My name is Katie Butler and I am an artist. My work investigates the nature of connection and community in a deeply divided world. As a creator I explore the ways we subvert the fault lines of politics and ideologies to reach out to one another. I often end up with more questions than answers. 

And sometimes I bring silliness into the world and call it Art.


I am a Philadelphia-based theatre artist and educator, with a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington, a professional certification from the Portland Actors Conservatory and an MFA from The Pig Iron School with a degree in Devised and Physical Performance.


Since 2015 I have been an arts educator, working with students aged 7-18 and adults in classroom, higher ed and after school settings. My work as an artist revolves around fostering human connection and the collision of storytelling and civic practice, blending mediums and styles to serve communities. I aim to work with underserved populations with the guiding principles of collaboration and physical storytelling to mobilize community-wide arts practices that foster diversity and growth.



workshops + classes + performances

No Experience Necessary, All Are Welcome! 

Session Dates TBA--Check Back Soon!

2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Katie Butler Artist

movement for beginners
Next Session TBA   

with the Philly Improv Theatre
Do you feel like sometimes you’re performing from the neck up? Never know what to do with your hands during a scene? Physical theater expert Katie Butler is here to help you get out of your head and into your body with a special two-hour workshop! Through a series of approachable small group exercises, she’ll teach you how to create dynamic movement to match your dynamic sense of humor. 


improv 101

Saturdays 11-1p

Philly Improv Theatre

a few spots left!

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No Experience Necessary, All Are Welcome!

2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Intro to Improvised Scene Work: Students will learn the basic improv concept of “Yes, and..” and discover how a scene can be created through agreement. They will also learn important basic improv skills like: creating characters, establishing relationships, exploring scenes with objects and environment work. Students will then combine these skills to create fully improvised scenes with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.

Saturday Showcase: 05/21 @ 11-12p


Philly Improv Theater:
Practice Group for Educators

Come play and meet new people in this improv meetup facilitated by PHIT Instructor Katie Butler. Meet like minded colleagues, share and learn new games and exercises. Have fun and build connections. Free of charge and no experience required.

Note: this event is intended for those who are teachers, school administrators, those who lead or direct after school or community programs for youth and young adults.

** All participants are required to show photo ID and COVID vaccination card (clear screen shot is OK) at the door in order to participate.**

Philly improv theater
practice group for educators

When: Monthly, on a Sunday

1:30-3p (next meet is 04/15)

Cost: FREE



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