Katie Ganem

Katie as Winnie the Pooh
Ten-year-old me takes on my first starring role as Winnie the Pooh.

About Katie

I am a D.C. based actor, director, playwright, choreographer, teacher, and producer. I grew up in a suburb outside of Baltimore, MD, and fell in love with theatre after watching the 10th Anniversary Les Mis concert on PBS at the tender age of four (my 5-year-old Les Mis themed birthday was a big hit with my friends). Years later, I went to the exotic land of Rochester, NY to get my degree in musical theatre at Nazareth College.

In high school, I developed a love for playwrighting after a short play of mine was chosen to be performed for Baltimore Center Stage's Young Playwright's Festival. Since then, I've had the great privilege of having my plays performed locally in Baltimore, as well as Boston, Rochester, and even abroad at the International Youth Arts Festival in London.

After graduating, I served for a time as Artistic Director of Open Space Arts, where I was able to produce and direct several projects before I moved to D.C. in 2015. I've been able to work with great professional and community theaters including Geva Theatre Center, Red Branch Theatre Company, and St. Mark's Players, and even got some friends together to put on our own show under the name Starstuff Theatre Collective. I also serve as an adjudicator for the Washington Area Theater Community Honors (WATCH) program.

During the days, I am a teacher for 6-month-olds to 3-year-olds at a playgroup in Georgetown, and I am also a proud teaching artist for Pre-K to 4th graders at Imagination Stage. In the summer. you can catch me with Urban Pirates, working as a pirate aboard their cruise ship in the National Harbor (cause who says survival jobs can't be fun!)