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TURBULENCE–An Interview with Breaking Waves Playwright Katie Brady

on July 16, 2015
Katie Brady

Katie Brady

Tell us about yourself.

I am a word-obsessed, board game-loving, tennis smashing, singer/songwriter who loves music, theater and open mindsets. I am also lucky enough to be married to my best friend and be the mother of two awesome boys. I had the privilege to front San Francisco-based bands Crackerjack Tattoo and Sweet Harriet and have enjoyed being on the other side of the curtain in Jesus Christ Superstar, 1940’s Radio Hour, The Boyfriend and Hello Dolly.

Tell us about your play.

“Turbulence” is a heart-warming comedy about a teenager flying to his first year of college on an athletic scholarship.  Chaos arises when the son reveals that he didn’t actually get the scholarship and, in fact, was not accepted to the college. It’s an exploration of authenticity and acceptance in an anxiety-riddled environment.

What was it like to work with the actors to workshop your play?

Day one I was impressed. Our auditions were 100% improvisation. I think it takes a good bit of moxie to stand in front of three playwrights and be an Ewok on vacation or a foul-mouthed grandmother. Post-audition it’s been inspiring to watch these talented folks bring the characters to life.

What’s next?

I’m currently co-writing a musical that explores some similar themes as “Turbulence.”

Katie Brady’s play “Turbulence” will be produced by Actors Alliance and San Diego Playwrights as part of the Breaking Waves Festival in the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival.  Performances are July 24 @ 9:00 pmJuly 25th @ 2:30 pmJuly 29 @ 6:00 pmJuly 31 @ 7:30 pm and August 2 @ 11:30 am at the Raw Space Theater.


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