Kat Letwin is a Brantford-born, Toronto-based actor / writer / singer / publicist who, since childhood, has been skulking around the performing arts like a needy animal.
Kat began her acting career on Brantford's Sanderson Centre stage with roles such as Old Woman (at the appropriate age of 8) in Beauty and the Beast, and the Mayor of Munchkin City (at the tender age of 11) in The Wizard of Oz. She made a fine munchkin, but a terrible member of office. Her Brantford career culminated in 2005 with the writing and performance of her first play, Death Is A Canadian, which won multiple awards at the Sears Drama Festival's District and Regional levels, and later played at the Cobblestone Festival in Paris, ON.
2005 also saw Kat moving to Ontario's Big City to study Theatre and English at the University of Toronto. It was there she met many of the directors, actors, writers, comedians and musicians she would continue to work with even after she had dropped out of school; word on the street is that she'll finish her B.A. at some point. Whilst performing for Hart House, the Toronto Fringe Festival, Alumnae Theatre, Nuit Blanche, and Pandemic Theatre (for whom she helped collectively develop, write and stage Guantanamo Hotels & Resorts), she fell in with the red light district, a company devoted to staging the classics in fun and bizarre ways. Starting in 2006, she worked as an actor and publicist for the red light district on shows such as titus andronicus!, METHUSALEM or the eternal bourgeois, IVONA princess of burgundia, and WOYZECK. In 2009, Kat was lucky enough to be a part of the red light district's joint venture with Mirvish: The Misanthrope, staged at The Drake Hotel and directed by the (in)famous Johanna Schall of Germany, garnered critical praise across the board, including an entirely lovely write-up by Robert Cushman in The National Post. 2010's the WITCH of edmonton, performed for the Summerworks Festival in Trinity-Bellwoods Park to massive acclaim, marked her last show with the red light district.
For comedy had Kat's number, and wouldn't stop calling until she agreed to meet up in a public location.
Kat managed to have the good fortune of being placed on a sketch comedy team called The Rulers of the Universe, for whom she currently writes and acts. Beginning with shows at the Blue Moon Pub for audiences of friends and pool players who just wanted to play pool, The Rulers of the Universe have turned in well-received shows at Comedy Bar, The Hard Luck, and The Rivoli with groups like Statutory Jape, Reverse Oreo, and Frenzy. Hell, they were even featured on Late Night With Matty D, a Rogers television show that routinely presents the best comedy that Toronto has to offer. That was pretty cool. Emboldened, Kat has recently begun performing improv around the city, including sets at Second City's John Candy Box Theatre. Stand-up comedy is on the docket for the soontime. On the film side of things, Kat can be seen in the lesbian rom-com Click, and the stylized western/comedy Slow Burn, both directed by the indomitable Christine Chew.
Aside from performance, Kat writes copy and press releases for Canadian artists, some of whom include: Montreal music acts Cinéma Vérité, Washed Hands, and Zachary Gray, Toronto theatre company DitchWitch Brigade, and Toronto author Jake Babad for his first novel, The Hanlan's Point Project.
I would be a terrible publicist if I didn't tell you to check all these people out. Go on. Go do that. I'll be here when you get back. If you get back. Because they're all that great.
In short, Kat really likes pretending to be other people for other people, and she really likes telling other people about people she likes. She likes it as much as she likes the internet. She likes the internet to an unhealthy degree. Ask her how babby is formed sometime.