Friday, June 18, 2010

Meet the Artists: Kathleen Hagerty

Kathleen Hagerty has been acting in theatre and film for 7 years, beginning as a student at Penn State University. Her roles there included Gorgeanne in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Loureen in Poof!, Maria in School for Scandal, and Simone in Ataxia of the Mind (a new work by playwright Chrissy Pryor.) Kathleen moved to New York, NY after college where she studied with a number of talented acting coaches, including Ragnar Freidank, instructor at Colombia University and director of the award winning short film Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn. While in New York, Kathleen added to her acting credits the roles of Amiens in As You Like It and Flavius in Julius Caesar, along with several small parts in films and commercials. One of her first roles when she returned to Pittsburgh was Jess in the full-length independent feature Invisible Cities, written and directed by Squirrel Hill native Ian Wolfson. She also has performed many times under the direction of Sean O’Donnell at The New Olde Bank Theatre in Verona. Her roles there include Nelly Windrod in The Rimers of Eldritch, assorted roles in A Night of Female Monologues, Leader of the Old Woman Chorus in Lysistrata, and Young Mona in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. She is thrilled to be working with Ms. Grande and the entire cast and crew of Lion in the Streets.

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