Kate Huffman’s work in film, TV, and theatre (Fresh Off the Boat, Castle, reasons to be pretty - Geffen Playhouse) has earned her an LA Weekly Theatre Award, an Encore Producers' Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award nom, a Soaring Solo nom, and a Valley Theatre Award nom. She’s a member of The Road Theatre Company and spent many years with the Elephant Theatre Company.
She’s a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) program and has performed improv and sketch comedy there as well as at ACME Comedy, Second City, San Francisco Sketch Fest, iO Chicago, Austin’s Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Los Angeles’s Funny Women Festival, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Comedy Central Stages, and countless other venues and festivals.
Her award-winning solo show, I'm Too Fat for This Show, has been seen in cities across the US as well as in Ireland.
She hails from Indianapolis, earned her BFA in Acting at the University of Miami, and studied at Steppenwolf West.
She takes a lot of prescription pills, but her heart's in the right place!
I’M TOO FAT FOR THIS SHOW
I'm Too Fat for This Show is an award-winning, internationally travelled solo show that’s been changing the conversation on mental health and eating disorders across the globe.
Dubbed “one of the most commanding one person shows around today,” this shockingly hilarious, brutally honest piece tells the story of a woman going head to head with her best frenemy of TWENTY YEARS – her personified Eating Disorder.
Through 18 characters, multi-media effects, and gut-busting humor, the show defies preconceived notions about these topics and connects performer and audience in the mutually experienced dilemma that is LIFE.
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
A TV special and web series are in the works! We're actively seeking producers, financiers, and collaborators. Contact us here if you're interested in involvement.
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NEWS & EVENTS
New shows announced for I’M TOO FAT FOR THIS SHOW!
I’m Too Fat for this Show has been asked back to Indianapolis for the 2019 Indy Fringe Festival. It will play at the Indy Eleven Theatre on
August 16th, 6pm
August 18th, 3pm
August 19th, 9pm
Tickets at IndyFringe.org
It will next be back in Los Angeles at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre on
October 16h, 8pm
October 23rd, 8pm
This show will contain updates and new pieces AND mark the launch of the Seed & Spark Campaign to film the Series Adaptation of I’m Too Fat for This Show. More details on this campaign to come! Join our newsletter to stay abreast of it all! It’s exciting stuff.
Friends With Guns is an LA TIMES CRITIC’S CHOICE!
“Director Randee Trabitz...nails down every laugh early on, then sneakily builds the tension to a level that will floor you. Ortiz and Telesmar are winning in their roles, but Huffman and Graves do the heavy lifting.” - LA Times
“The extraordinary Huffman takes Shannon from intimidated to intimidating to indelible effect… the fabulous Ortiz… a terrific Graves… the dynamic, charismatic Telesmar…Randee Trabtiz’s razor-sharp direction.” -Stage Scene LA
“Under the detailed, fast-paced direction of Randee Trabitz, the ensemble cast delivers finely etched characters of considerable, compelling emotion, who rocket to a climax without dénouement. [S]plendid, winsome Kate Huffman…delivers a hilarious tour de force.” - Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes
"I loved this play… Always revelatory, never boring, pushing us to think more and feel everything… the performances are absolutely spectacular." - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NoHo Arts District
"We’ll be keeping our eye out for future work by this creepily insightful playwright… this is a highly important play for our time. It almost demands an audience talkback after each performance to process what we have witnessed." - Ed Rampell, Hollywood Progressive
INDIE SERIES AWARD NOMINATION
Honored to learn I’ve been nominated for an Indie Series Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for The New 30! We were also nominated as Best Drama Series and Best Ensemble in a Drama. Season 2 is being shot this summer! Check out the series here.