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The Coldharts

The Coldharts are Nick Ryan and Katie Hartman, two theater artists based in Brooklyn, New York. They create devised, American-gothic inspired music­-theater. They’ve toured their work across North America.   Katie Hartman is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, actor and improvisor. Recent New York credits include Bread Arts Collective's Rise and Fall and 3 Sticks' new folk opera, Vestige, both at the Brooklyn performance space, Cloud City. Past collaborations with 3 Sticks have included The Traveling Musicians at NY Frigid Festival and Le Gourmand or Gluttony! at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival; in addition to performing, she also acted as producer, co-creator and designer.  Katie is a co-founder and co-artistic director of The Coldharts, a Brooklyn-based theater company that tour extensively across North America. Katie received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.  Nick Ryan is a theatre artists based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a founding member and resident playwright of Four Humors Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written eight shows with the company including CandideMortem Capiendum and Star City. Most recently he acted as Lead Writer for the company created The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (adapted from the novel by Miguel Cervantes) which premiered at the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio in May of 2016. Endurance, a show he wrote in collaboration with the east coast based Split Knuckle Theatre, premiered at the Connecticut Repertory Theater in 2010 and has since toured the world performing for audiences in thirteen cities including New York, London, Paris, Athens and Bangkok. He graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a BA in Theater Arts, where he was the two-time recipient of the Arthur Ballet Award for Playwriting.

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