Playwright & Actor

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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.





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

  • Kati recently starred as Flavius in Timon of Athens with SIST (directed by Ariel Marcus)

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

  • Kati recently filmed a co-star role in DTF, a highly anticipated web series by Shanta Parasuraman.

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

  • Kati wrote and starred in an original play called Bad People. It had a sold out run at Dixon Place and was extended twice.

New York New Works, 2017. Winner - The C
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