Kitty Mortland

Actor / Musician

Two Down, One to Go

It's been a crazy couple of months, but things are going well in New York. I was extraordinarily fortunate in that I was cast in three shows within my first 18 days of living in the city.

First up was Lovers by Brian Friel, directed by the always lovely Jessica McVay. We went up for a week at the West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side and had fantastic audiences. This was a great group of people to work with, and I will be forever grateful that my first New York theatre experience was with such a kind and generous group of people.

Next on the list is Incongruence: A {Trans}Gender Looking Glass by the fabulous Carla Pridgen, produced by the Ivy Theatre Company, directed by Audrey Alford. This show, for me, has been one of those ones where I thank my lucky stars every day that I got to be part of this. I have met some brilliant people, and had some amazing conversations about the transgender experience. I feel like my world has been broadened and expanded in a really wonderful way. And I've made some friends working on this show who I hop to know for a very long time to come. We have one more performance tomorrow night if you want to see this one before it is gone.

And next up is Romeo and Juliet with What Dreams May Co, directed by the fabulous Chris Rivera. Again, I find myself surrounded by generous, caring, brilliant artists and have no idea how I got so lucky as to be cast alongside them. I'm so thrilled to get to do Shakespeare in New York with a bunch of people who are just as nerdy about Shakespeare as I am. We open December 4 and run Thursday-Saturday nights at 7pm until December 20 at the Kraine Theatre, if you'd care to come see the production. It's going to be a good one.

So yeah, lots going on and all of it good. I don't know that I'll be this lucky to be working on three fabulous shows at the same time again, but I will always have the memory of staring off my New York theatre career with a bang. Thank you to everyone who has made that happen for me, and I hope to see you guys at the theatre soon!