Katherine Michelle Tanner

Katherine Michelle Tanner is originally from Hastings, Minnesota and lives in Sarasota, Florida as an actor, playwright, singer, director, filmmaker, choreographer, photographer and teaching artist.  She received her B.A. triple major in Theatre, Dance and Education from St. Olaf College and her M.F.A. in Acting from Florida State University’s Asolo Theatre Conservatory.  Katherine’s passion for performance has taken her from Broadway to Regional Theatre, from Film to Television and from Country to Country.  

She is best known for her multi-award winning performance of the one woman play The Amish Project (Off Broadway and US Tour)Regional theatre favorite roles include Proof, August Osage County, Hamlet, , Metamorphoses, Suddenly Last Summer, The Drowning Girls, Nineteen, The Glass Menagerie, Gidion’s Knot, The Last Five Years, Charm, A Doll’s House, Picasso’s Women and many more.  Films include Waiting on Mary, The Darndest Things, 15 Minutes of Faye, A Chance to Live and Respire Mon Amie.   Television Diamond’s Along the Highway on PBS.  Katherine recently won the Playwriting competition at CLUTCH Productions in NY for her suffragist musical NINETEEN. She has written and composed the plays/musicals Shakespeare’s Lovers, NINETEEN Echoes, Idiot Servant, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, Pippi Longstocking, and The Enchanted Toy Shop.  She has written and directed the films The Crimson Cloak, Living Losing Loving and the documentary Pay Attention. She holds a B.A. triple major from St. Olaf College and M.F.A in Acting from Florida State University’s Asolo Theatre Conservatory.  Katherine is owner and Artistic Director of Tree Fort Productions an award winning production company and training studio for actors, dancers, singers, directors, writers, musicians and filmmakers of all ages.  www.treefortproductions.com