Welcome!

Welcome to my website for all things Catie.  Thanks for dropping by!

About me: I grew up in the Quad Cities region of Illinois (or Iowa, depending on what side of the river you’re from) and have since lived in England, Minnesota, and most recently, Virginia, where I received two Masters Degrees in Shakespeare from Mary Baldwin College. I’m now living and working in Atlanta, GA, as the Entertainment Director at the Georgia Renaissance Festival and pursuing my passions of acting, directing and design in the ATL!

As a kid, I couldn’t decide what to be when I grew up, so instead, I just kept doing everything that interested me. Since then, I have gone on to become an internationally ranked slam poet, published playwright, director, Shakepearean actress, costume designer, photographer, graphic designer, lounge singer, social media engineer, comic book author, video game writer, pirate, superhero, blacksmith and chocolate chip cookie making champion. Nearly 98% of those are true.

No matter why you’re here, welcome!

I’d love to hear from you.
Catie.Osborn@gmail.com

Acting Resume

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Theatrical Highlights:

The Changeling Beatrice Joanna Resurgens Theatre Company Dr. Brent Griffin
A Warning to Faire Women Tragedy Resurgens Theatre Company Dr. Brent Griffin
Phantasmagoria Atlanta Lavinia Phantasmagoria! John DiDonna
Hamlet Season Understudy/Swing American Shakespeare Center Actor’s Renaissance Season
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern…. Season Understudy/Swing American Shakespeare Center Actor’s Renaissance Season
The Way of the World Season Understudy/Swing American Shakespeare Center Actor’s Renaissance Season
Peter and the Starcatcher Hawking Clam/ Swing American Shakespeare Center Jim Warren
Love Labour’s Lost Season Understudy/Swing American Shakespeare Center Matt Davies
Much Ado About Nothing Season Understudy/Swing American Shakespeare Center Jenny Bennett
Henry VI Pt 3 Season Understudy/Swing American Shakespeare Center Jim Warren/Jenny Bennett
Troilus and Cressida Cressida/Hector/Agamemnon Compass Shakespeare -MFA Molly Seremet
George-A-Green George-A-Green American Shakespeare Center (SR) Shane Sczepankowski
A Midsummer Nights Dream Puck Compass Shakespeare -MFA John Bellomo
Taming of the Shrew Katherine Mary Baldwin University MFA Megan Claus
Love Labour’s Lost Princess of France Compass Shakespeare – MFA Renn. Style Show
Taming of the Show Kathrina Mary Baldwin MLitt Program Mark Pajor
Such Sweet Thunder Charmion American Shakespeare Center Doreen Bechtol
As You Like It Audrey 2015 A.S.C.  Blackfriars Conference Jeremy Ray Fiebig
 Doctor Faustus- [DirectingShowcase] Mephistopheles  Mary Baldwin MLitt Program Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen
ComedySportz Quad Cities Improv Artist  (2006-14) Establishment Theatre Jeff Adamson
Titus Andronicus Lavinia Prenzie Players Jacob  Walker
Two Gentlemen of Verona Silvia Prenzie Players Andrew Lord
Macbeth Lady Macbeth Rock Island Library ShakesFest Aaron Sullivan
JFK 50th Anniversary Celebration Slam Poetry Artist Kennedy Center, Washington DC N/A

 

 

Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist Experience:

Educational Outreach Coordinator –Prenzie Players
I facilitate the public performances post –show talk backs that take place with the cast from a particular show. I introduce the cast and take questions from the audience for a period of 10 – 15 minutes depending on the production.  I work to coordinate workshops, guest artist appearances and implemented “college night”, as well as a number of community outreach events.

Western Illinois University Macomb- 2012
Guest Lecturer on Shakespeare in Performance. Viewed and offered feedback on direction and performance of student scene showcase. Met with students to discuss character study and scene work, as well as provided a general lecture on performance technique.

Western Illinois University Quad Cities- 2011-2012
Guest Lecturer,  Hamlet and Titus Andronicus in respective years.

Bettendorf Public Library 
Family Week of Learning guest lecturer “Shakespeare is for everyone”.

Rock Island Public Library
Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration guest artist.

Davenport Junior Theatre
 Instructor, Beginning Broadway & Shakespeare.

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Guest lecturer  Communication through Shakespeare. Provided guest lecture series that highlighted a number of Shakespeare’s plays as per their required course load, integrated patient-doctor communication techniques through textual analysis and descriptor work.

Quad City Girl Scouts
Guest artist for “Unique Careers day”, Guest lecturer– Shakespeare, Guest lecturer– Teaching Shakespeare in the Classroom.

Rockridge High School
Guest Lecturer– Hamlet.

Madison Elementary-
Shakespeare for Schoolkids

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Guest artist, Shakespeare in Performance

Quad City Arts Festival
Guest artist.

 

Contact

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Shoot me an email at catie.osborn@gmail.com

Reviews

Pericles- Thaisa at Prenzie Players, Quad Cities IL

My favorite acting moment, however, came from Catie Osborn. There’s a point in the play where her character, Thaisa, confesses herlove for Pericles, and the performer was so heartfelt, so seemingly sincere, that I was moved to tears. Osborn manages to express an uncontainable inner joy, bubbling forth as she speaks of her love, and the emotion is beautiful in its believability.

Thom White, River Cities Reader, 17 November 2010

 

Two Gentlemen of Verona- Silvia at Prenzie Playesr, Quad Cities, IL

In Milan, both Valentine and Proteus fall for the spirited Silvia, played by a red-haired Catie Osborn. Unlike the other three impetuous main characters, the skeptical, good-hearted Silvia seems the only one with common sense. Ms. Osborn brings an unpretentious, down-to-earth honesty to the role. 
Jonathan Turner, Quad City Times

There are many standout performances, but the two that peak above the rest are Catie Osborn as Silvia […] Both Osborn and Lewis have the rare talent of making the Shakespeare script sound like casual conversation, with the little tics and pauses that go into the way we talk most of the time.
David Burke, Dispatch Argus

 

Titus Andronicus/Lavinia
Osborn’s silent expressions and mannerisms speak more than some actors can with a full script.

David Burke, Quad City Times, 3 April 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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