Kids & Teens

Katie McFadzen (she/her)

Associate Artist & Director

Katie McFadzen is an Associate Artist at Childsplay and has been with the company since 1993.  Favorite Childsplay acting credits include: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Ella Enchanted, Flora & Ulysses, Seussical, and The BFG. Additional acting credits include: Always…Patsy Cline, Mamma Mia, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and The Women with Phoenix Theatre, Good People, The Pursuit of Happiness, and Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show with Actors Theatre, How the Other Half Loves, The Great Gatsby, and a one-woman version of A Christmas Carol with Arizona Theatre Company (also produced at Childsplay), Barbecue, Rasheeda Speaking and The Wedding Band with Black Theatre Troupe, Small Mouth Sounds, The Year of the Rooster, and Speech and Debate with Stray Cat Theatre. Directing credits include: Becoming Dr. Ruth with The Phoenix Theatre Company, The Trump Card and The Cake with Stray Cat Theatre, The Snowy Day and Other Stories and Eric and Eliot with Childsplay, and The Evolution of Dar, Webster’s Bitch, The Way North, and The Mysterious Disappearance for The Phoenix Theatre Company’s Festival of New American Theatre.  Katie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Directing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University.  She is a Faculty Associate in ASU's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where she co-teaches Persuasive Speech.


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