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Katie Arnstein is a multi-award-winning writer and performer from the West Midlands and the creator of the “It’s a Girl!” trilogy.

I would describe Katie Arnstein as a voice of a generation, but she isn’t. Because I am nearly 20 years older than her and yet her work speaks to me in a visceral way. So she’s at the very least the voice of several generations.

Emma Burnell, View from the Cheap Seat

“It’s a Girl!” consists of three storytelling shows which both stand alone as one hour pieces or can be seen together. Part 1, Bicycles and Fish, premiered at VAULT Festival 2018 where it won Show of the Week and has been touring the UK ever since. Sexy Lamp, Part 2, premiered at VAULT Festival 2019 where it won Show of the Week and Pleasance Pick of VAULT Festival. Sexy Lamp completed a critically acclaimed run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe and was included in The Guardian’s Top 15 Edinburgh shows now touring. Part 3 is Sticky Door which premiered at VAULT Festival 2020 to further critical acclaim. Arnstein performed all 3 parts of the trilogy on the 16th of February 2020 at VAULT Festival to a sell out audience.

Arnstein has written for The Stage and been featured in a number of articles for The Guardian.

It’s a Girl! is supported by Arts Council England, Redbridge Drama Centre, Pleasance Futures and VAULT Festival.

Arnstein is an incredible performer who seems primed for greatness.

The Guardian


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