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Katie Goan

Managing Director, Sweetwood Creative; writer/co-creator Kidnapped By Craigslist; producer/instructor/arts administrator
Katie Goan is a producer, writer and arts administrator, and has worked in show business for more than twenty years. She currently serves as Managing Director of Sweetwood Creative. Katie came to Austin after many years in New York City where she was Managing Director of The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT). She also worked in New York for Roundabout Theatre Company, Ars Nova Theater and Class Productions, as well as Virginia Stage Company in Southeast Virginia. Katie is the co-creator and writer of Kidnapped By Craigslist, an original comedic play that explores the online community, Craigslist. The play garnered nationwide attention from critics and developed a cult following, with productions presented in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Phoenix. Kidnapped By Craigslist was chosen as “Critic’s Pick” from TimeoutNY, “Voice Choice” by The Village Voice, and was a nominee for the Emerging Comedy New York award. Katie is a freelance instructor of improv-based team building workshops, and has facilitated programs for NYU, Columbia University, Stihl, JPMorgan Chase, Camp Gladiator, Creative Action and many other schools and non-profit organizations. Additionally, she has worked for theatre and arts festivals around the country, including The New York International Fringe Festival, Fusebox Festival, FronteraFest, and Texas Young Playwright’s Festival. Katie was a company member of Golden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, and an apprentice at PCPA (Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts) in central California. Katie received her BA in Theatre from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX