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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! 

Saturday, August 20th 1-3 pm

2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

movement for beginners 8.20.22    1-3p   $35

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
Wednesdays 7-9p

Saturdays 4-6p

Philly Improv Theatre


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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.

Wednesday Showcase: 11/5 @3pm
Saturday Showcase: 11/12 @ 3pm

Shakespeare on Tap Presents:
Romeo and Juliet


one rehearsal.
in a bar.

September 11, 2022

Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30

Victoria Freehouse
10 S Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


shakespeare on tap presents

You know ’em, you love ’em, you’ve probably seen some bad versions of ’em. Catch Romeo & Juliet like you’ve never seen it before as these beautiful, foolish, desperately in love kids race towards doom in the madcap Shakespeare On Tap style. The actors talk to you, you can talk back, and drinking is encouraged (but no pressure, you do you, all are welcome).


​You’re probably used to thinking of Shakespeare as a boring, old, dead guy who wrote boring, old, dead plays. But Shakespeare’s theatre was a f*cking madhouse: the audience was an unruly bunch who came for the bear-baiting and stayed to check out the tragedy. They got drunk, bought snacks, and yelled back at the actors all the way to the bloody end. Actors rehearsed only the fights and dances. They got their lines and their cues, they talked directly to the audience, and they tried to tell the truth. When they failed, they probably really bit it.


That sounds way more fun to us than sitting in a dark room staring at a stage 50 feet away, so we want to try it. And maybe we’ll f*ck it all up.


Shakespeare On Tap: Serious actors. No director. One rehearsal. At a bar.

Runtime: ~90 mins

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can


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