Seattle actor, director, and playwright, Ki Gottberg, will be on campus to address how she built her career in Seattle, how she wrote, devised, created and produced her own work, (one show performing in a garage), The Seattle theatre/ entertainment biz scene today including voice overs, and her work with upstart crow- an all female Shakespeare company.
Gottberg is a professor at Seattle University in addition to her professional acting career.
Ki Gottberg is a playwright/director/actor. She is a recipient of numerous awards and grants for playwriting including a $25,000 NEA/TCG Playwriting Fellowship, and her plays have been staged in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. Some recent productions of her work in Seattle include little world, with her long-term collaborator designer Carol Wolfe Clay, her one-woman show Frontier: Valley of the Shadow, which Ki wrote and performed and for which she received recognition in the Seattle Times with a Footlight Award (for notable theater of 2009); The Compendium of Nastiness, which ran for 11 months in her basement theater The Womb, The Hairy Baby at Seattle University, and her adaptation of Ubu Roi at the Empty Space, also a Footlight award recipient. As an actor, she recently played Tamora Queen of the Goths for the all-gal production of Titus Andronicus for Upstart Crow, an all female Shakespeare company. She has appeared on most of the stages in Seattle at some time or another. Ki directs first productions of many of her own plays, as well student productions at Seattle U, where she is currently directing Fefu and her Friends; Ki played Emma in a production directed by Ms. Fornes, who was Ki’s mentor, 25 years ago, and is now happy to be sharing the love with her students . Ki is a graduate of the UW Professional Actor Training Program, and is a Professor of Theatre at Seattle U.