Katie has written for L.A. Weekly since 2014. She is a freelance arts and entertainment writer who spends too much time thinking about musicals, superhero movies and pop music. Her writing has been published in the Atlantic, the Village Voice, TV Insider, and xoJane, among other outlets. She lives in Chinatown and loves dogs and singing along to the radio at the top of her lungs.
6 days ago | Theater
John Patrick Shanley is one of the most respected playwrights working today, with credits including Doubt (which was adapted into a movie with Meryl Streep in 2008) and Moonstruck (which won a few Oscars in 1987). Unfortunately, his newest play, O...
15 days ago | Art
Before it opened on Friday night, the Pinocchio reboot Wood Boy Dog Fish had been in the works for over a decade. L.A.-based theater company Rogue Artists Ensemble wanted to create a play that would dispel “the confusion that Americans have ...
28 days ago | Singing and Songwriting
For a musical that’s all about complex female pop stars, Breaking Through doesn’t have many catchy songs or much of a tale. The new show, currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse, follows singer-songwriter Charlie Jane (Alison Luff) as she trie...
29 days ago | Singing and Songwriting
Todd Almond's Girlfriend, which played at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City this summer, was a throughly charming musical. His new show, Kansas City Choir Boy, now playing at the same theater, is an alienating experience. The show follows a ...
1 month ago | Culture
DED! is kind of like a silent movie, it’s kind of a love story, it’s kind of an examination of mortality, it’s kind of a musical, it’s kind of a film, it’s kind of a meta-theatrical play. It’s all and none of those things at once. The story, ...
2 months ago | Theater
Carrie White was a gentle, nice girl — before she killed everyone at the prom. It’s been more than 40 years since Stephen King’s novel Carrie was released, so the statute of limitations on spoilers has expired. Carrie’s story has worked its way in...