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Playwright & Actor

(And aerialist)

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"Kati Schwartz delivers a warm and nuanced performance as Sylvia."

New Orleans Gambit

(Tribes - Le Petit Theatre)

"The rest of the absurdly talented cast of actors (and erstwhile soccer players) includes Kati Schwartz, who I was lucky enough to see cover the role of Goalkeeper #00."

Broadway World 

(The Wolves - Studio Theatre)

"...Sylvia, played with conviction by Kati Schwartz."

Theatre Criticism 

(Tribes - Le Petit Theatre)

About Me

Kati Schwartz is an award winning playwright and actor. Her play, The Coward, won the 2017 New York New Works Festival, and was a semi finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2017. Her play She Got Off The Couch premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2016 where it received the Producers Encore Award and was extended twice.  Other plays, including The Whale Play and Caring for The Dead featuring original music by For You The Moon, have been produced Off Broadway (The Duke Theater), as well as at theaters such as Dixon Place, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage (DC), Ugly Rhino Theatre Company, Next Stage Arts Project and Alchemical Theatre Lab. Excerpts of The Coward have been published by Smith and Kraus in December 2017 as a part of their Best Stage Monologues collections. Favorite acting credits: The Wolves (Studio Theatre - Helen Hayes Award), August: Osage County (The Fulton Theatre), Robin Hood (Williamstown), Leah: The Forsaken (Metropolitan Playhouse). She has trained with world renowned teachers such as Patsy Rodenberg, Christopher Bayes and Judy Kuhn. She's gone through the advanced study improv program at UCB, and has studied and performed sketch comedy and improv at UCB (New York and Los Angeles), Second City, and The Groundlings.


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  • Catch Kati in the series finale of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! May 26th on Amazon Prime. 

  • Kati is currently starring as Chana in Indecent at Next Stage Arts in Putney, Vermont. Click here for ticket info.

  • Kati's original audio play and #metoo story, Bad People, will be released on January 12, 2023. Click here to read the first review. Click here for more information.

  • Kati made her Off-Broadway debut in Emma Goldman-Sherman's new play FUKT. 

  • Kati received a Helen Hayes Award for her work in The Wolves at Studio Theatre (best ensemble in a play).

  • Kati's national commercial for Book of the Month, directed by Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl, Transparent) can currently be seen on all platforms.

  • Kati's national commercial for Casper Mattress debuted (directed by Jack Foster).

  • Kati starred in Dan Sallitt’s latest short film, Caterina, which premiered at Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival.  

New York New Works, 2017. Winner - The C
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