Katey HoffmanRepresented by: Meaghan Denomme
Katey Hoffman is an award-winning Playwright, performer, improv artist, and screenwriter. As a playwright, Katey co-wrote several plays, including the critically-acclaimed THE AFTER AFTER PARTY which won Vancouver’s Pick-of-the-Fringe, and was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award. Her coming-of-age comedy, GREEN LAKE, was produced by Solo Collective and nominated for six Jessie Richardson Awards including Outstanding Production. Katey is also co-creator of LADY PARTS, a popular touring feminist sketch comedy show showcasing the host city’s funniest female-identified performers. We met Katey at TIFF 2018, where she had been invited to participate in the Pitch This! competition for her feature screenplay SAINT JOAN’S SEVEN. She’s currently developing a second feature under the Telefilm development program, as well as working on her MA in Screenwriting at the University of East Anglia.
WRITING – THEATRE
WHAT IF Commissioned by Green Thumb Theatre, toured schools throughout B.C. and Alberta in 2018 with a Canadian tour scheduled for 2019.
THE AFTER AFTER PARTY Vancouver Fringe, 2016 and presented by The Cultch, March 2018. Winner: Pick of the Fringe, Georgia Straight Critic’s Pick, CULTCH-ivating Award, and 2018 Jessie Richardson Nomination for Best Ensemble.
LADY PARTS Presented by Pi Theatre, 2017-2018 season as part of their Pi’s Provocateur Series. UP NEXT: Presented by Upintheair Theatre as part of rEvolver 2019.
GREEN LAKE Commissioned by Solo Collective, November 2016. Nominated for six Jessie Richardson awards including Best Production, Green Lake won for Best Direction (Rachel Peake) and Best Actress (Alexandra Lainfiesta).
KARAOKE: THE MUSICAL Commissioned and presented by Studio 58, November 2013.
WRITING – FILM & TV
SAINT JOAN’S SEVEN Original feature in development with Motion 58 Entertainment. Selected for Transatlantic Partners, Fin’s Strategic Partners, and as one of six screenplays nation-wide to compete in TIFF’s Pitch This! Program 2018.
THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR Feature MOW spec
PUPPY LOVE Feature MOW Spec
WORKIN’ MOMS Half-hour comedy spec
GOOSE RIVER’S FINEST Original half-hour TV pilot
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2018 – Jessie Richardson Nomination (Best Ensemble- The After After Party)
2017 – Six Jessie Richardson Nominations including Outstanding Production (Green Lake)
2016 – Vancouver Pick-of-the-Fringe (The After After Party)
– Georgia Straight Critic’s Pick (The After After Party)
– CULTCH-IVATING Award (The After After Party)
2012 – Touchstone Theatre Scholarship & Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship
Studio 58, Vancouver, B.C.
Diploma with Honours: Theatre Arts – Acting, graduate of 2012
Press & Links
THE AFTER AFTER PARTY
“Forget Romy and Michelle, Patsy and Edina, and Bill and Ted. Meet Fiona and Jules. The After After Party girls is one of the funniest and most creative shows you will see … I called Hoffman and Mabberley comedy goddesses back in 2014. I am even more in awe of their skills in this new iteration. The best of the fest.”
–Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents
“Fucking hilarious. There’s a kind of genius at work here… Fearless. Skilled. Endlessly surprising.”
-Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
“A belly laugh… Katey Hoffman and Cheyenne Mabberley are comedy gold as Jules and Fiona, a pair of teenage dirtbags on a fireball whiskey- and Ritalin-fuelled journey to the heart of cool… This endlessly quotable two-woman show left audiences faces sore from laughing and hearts full.”
-Erika Thorkleson, Vancouver Sun
“Emerging playwright Katey Hoffman does the theatrical equivalent of taping a message to the bathroom mirror in her new play, Green Lake.”
– Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents
“Playwright Katey Hoffman continues to be one of the most exciting new voices on the local theatre scene… the script is as original as all hell.”
– Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
“Hoffman is a talented wordsmith who can describe the water below the surface of the lake as “black as a burnt marshmallow.” [Green Lake] is a bright light in a dark November.”
– Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun
KARAOKE: THE MUSICAL
“…the magic really happens (almost literally) in Karaoke: The Musical – a glee-inducing hour of pithy dialogue and rollicking songs… There is so much self-awareness and pleasure in both the script and in the performances that Karaoke is a charm to watch. The dialogue is sharp and clever, with original turns of phrase dotting each conversation. A fine hour of entertainment, and likely the most fun you’ll see at karaoke in millennia.”
-Zoe Grams, Vancouverscape