Katya is THRILLED to announce that she will spend the summer at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, playing the role of "Katya Samutsevich" in the commissioned World Premiere of "We Are Pussy Riot" by Barbara Hammond, directed by Tea Alagic. She will also join the ensemble of "Everything You Touch", written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by May Adrales.
Washington Post named CATF as one of the Top 50 Festivals of the Summer this year, and performing theater "in rep" is a dying form in the United States, so Katya is excited to have a chance to work with a company of 20 actors, and also to tell a story so close to her heart. She was a huge supporter of Pussy Riot during the trial, and it is an honor to portray one of these women on the stage.
***Edited: American Theater Magazine featured We Are Pussy Riot in an article about CATF!
"There’s no doubt that CATF casts a powerful spell. This little town in Shepherdstown isn’t just part of the national new-play conversation; it is helping to shape the living literature of the contemporary American theatre. I’ll be proud to sport a 2015 button next year." - American Theater Mag