Katie is a 3rd year MFA Acting Candidate at Brown University/Trinity Rep. Her work strives to balance physical absurdity and whimsy within a structure of deeply honest story telling. Before moving to Providence, Katie was a Philadelphia based performer. She holds a B.A. in Theater from Bryn Mawr College and has trained with The National Theater Institute at the Moscow Art Theater in Russia as well as the Stanislavsky Summer School in Cambridge, MA. She has also trained in physical devised theater with the Headlong Dance Theater in Philadelphia.
As a creator, Katie collaborates with her fellow Headlong Performance Institute Alums, devising original dance/theater works. She is the Founding member and Creative Advisor of Ninth Planet and sits on the Board of Directors of Headlong Dance Theater.
Katie is also a teaching artist. Her teaching focuses on honing her students' creative insights as well as teaching acting technique and story telling structure. She has worked at The Philadelphia School, PAPAYA, Bryn Mawr College and the EM Stanton School.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Pride & Prejudice
“But it might be Katie Croyle…making her Trinity debut as both Lydia Bennet and Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who steals the show. As Lydia, the punch-sipping, boy-crazy youngest sister, she’s spot on. As Lady Catherine, she is superb.” - Westerly Sun
“Croyle is worthy of note in her portrayal of the haughty Lady Catherine De Bourgh…Croyle’s wicked laugh and cane pointing is just this side of a Disney villainess.” - Providence Journal
“…Katie Croyle stands out as the impulsive and punch-drunk, in the beverage sense, youngest daughter, and also as the haughty, hilarious Catherine de Bourgh, Darcy’s overbearing aunt.” - Woonsocket Call
“And the wondrous Katie Croyle, who goes from silly, over-indulgent, foolish youngest daughter to overbearing, cane stomping duchess Lady Catherine De Bourgh, is a transformation only made by a performer of innate skill and confidence.” - Southern Rhode Island Newspaper
“Katie Croyle is a dynamic and charismatic Viola…Croyle’s low voice and her ability to walk and move like an adolescent male, make her so believable as the boy servant, the audience often forgets she’s really a girl.” - Bangor Daily News