Dichotomous to the core: Intelligently Childlike....Charmingly Sarcastic...Whimsically Grounded....I am just one of the guys in the body of a punk rock pixie!
My love of acting and television began the moment I decided I wanted to be Red on “The Muppets.” Years later, the discovery of angsty teen dramas with their ability to be both relatable and poignantly envelope hopes, fears and dreams pinpointed exactly what I wished to creatively convey.
What followed was work in independent feature films, with an eventual evolution to voice-over artist, writer, and film producer. Currently, I am writing my first feature length coming-of-age dramedy What Happens in the Middle.
Additionally, the founding of SummerCamp Collective (bringing actors, writers, musicians, editors, graphic designers and filmmakers together to create and mentor one another) was the realization of a dream that there is room enough for everyone and we can build the creative world we dream of. The collective is currently in pre-production on Scions, a sci-fi drama.
I also moonlight as a gluten-free culinary baking genius and absolutely could be the drummer for Blink 182 (though I have no rhythm or skills or instrument).
Name: Katie Ritz
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: SummerCamp Collective
Occupation: Actor and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Childish abandon, ever-changing hair color and style, wrist tattoos, dreamer of dreams
The Game of Lost Things
Theater by The Barrow Group Miss Scarlett
Internet by SummerCamp Collective Rilee (LEAD)
Film (short) by Altostratus Pictures Co-Star
Internet by StageBuddy.com Segment Host
Theater by Marcus Graham Jane
Film (short) by Altostratus Films LEAD
Film by Alternative Mindz Ent. Co-Star
Issues: The Series
Internet by Super Heroic Pictures Madeline (co-star)
Powhida: The Movie
Film (short) by Sathya Vijayendran Co-Star
Film by Revscope Pictures Abigail (LEAD)
Colors of Autumn - Staged Reading
Theater by Jim Mara Anita
Out of the Flames
Theater by Midtown International Theater Fest Martiana
Theater by Shea Theater Chris
The Barrow Group
Michael Howard Studios
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)