Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Katoagogo

playwright ::: artist :::: dog wrangler
living on the lovely Connecticut Shoreline.

I dig jazz, Medieval sounds, and single malt scotch. I write plays; I direct them too. I enjoy Star Wars more than is healthy. I walk my dogs every day unless it is raining or terribly cold. I travel the world taming lions and sampling pizza from many cultures.

I've been paid to finish pastry, make coolers (the kind you pack with ice, not the kind you serve at a bar), serve burgers and fries, create giant artwork for flags (like Spain and Bermuda. My favorite was a recreation of the Whiskey Rebellion flag) and a six month stint drawing live caricatures at a local mall. But that was some time ago.

More recent employment has included teaching workshops in playwriting for the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and the Bushnell Arts Partnership Program, the Director of College Relations for the O'Neill National Theater Institute, Associate Director of Creative Arts in Education at the O'Neill Theater Center, and Director for the touring theater The Second Step Players.

My plays have been produced in Connecticut, as well as New York, Los Angeles, and many places in-between. Currently I run a fledgling theater project called The Planning Stage that produces new plays in unexpected places.

In May 2009 I earned my BA in Ancient Studies from Brown University -- which was an amazing experience. I have returned to my home in Connecticut near the shore where I am writing blogs and plays.

Currently Vice-President of the Mystic Paper Beasts, a Connecticut-based puppetry troupe and partner of The Dragon’s Egg Performance Space. Member of the Dramatist Guild and the Star Wars Fan Club.

I strive to laugh in the face of disaster. Remember to say 'thank-you' to others. Meet Julie Andrews.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kato
Job Title/Position: 
Playwright ::: Artist ::: Dog Wrangler
Mailing Address: 
396 Tyler Av
Groton, CT 06340
Physical Address: 
396 Tyler Av
Groton, CT 06340
Last Name: 
McNickle
Phone: 
8604452909
TTY Phone: 
8604452909

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Playwriting
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - General
Design - Graphic
Humanities - History
Humanities - Linguistics
Media - Digital
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Theater - General
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Cartooning / Graphic Novel
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
People with Disabilities
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
County