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Katelyn Gravel


Katelyn Gravel is an actor, singer, songwriter, poet, make-up artist, costume designer and stage manager. In 2017, Gravel expanded her repertoire by partnering with Barry Cavin on her first playwriting project, No. 27.

Katelyn credits her mom for inculcating her love of theater. Not only did Katelyn’s mother encourage her daughter’s involvement in theater from an early age, she took her frequently to Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. One instance was seminal in Katelyn’s decision to make theater part of her adult life.

“[Mom took us] to the Annie Christmas show,” Katelyn recounted in an interview for another blog. “I was sitting up front and they picked me to come up on stage. I got to be in the cast for a minute … [T]hat was my first time in a professional theater on stage. I was nervous as hell and … had hives [by the time] I got off the stage. I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, this is what I want to do. This is SO cool.’ I felt totally scared, but I loved the feeling. That feeling is what made me realize I really love this. This is something that ignites me and excites me.”

Katelyn graduated in 2012 from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre. That May, she partnered with Brittney Brady, Jim Brock and Philip Heubeck to form Ghostbird Theater Group. Since that time, she has performed in numerous Ghostbird productions, including Samuel Beckett’s Catastrophe, Barry Cavin’s Ibb (in the historic Langford-Kingston Home), ORBS! (at Koreshan State Park), Writing Shadows (also in the Langford-Kingston Home), No. 27, The Chicken Play and Antigonick. Katelyn also stage manages and lends her expertise in make-up and hair (she owns and operates Bare Roots Salon and Apothecary) to Ghostbird’s productions.

She appears next for Ghostbird Theatre Company in One Island June 8-12, 2022.

October 18, 2018; revised May 24, 2022.

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