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Katie Arnstein is a writer and performer originally from the West Midlands. Her work includes the storytelling trilogy It’s a Girl! which consists of Bicycles and Fish, Sexy Lamp and Sticky Door. Her work has won Show of the Week at VAULT Festival twice, Pick of Pleasance at VAULT Festival, an Offie Commendation, was one of 8 pieces shortlisted for the 2020 Popcorn Award and has been included in The Guardian’s Top 15 Edinburgh Shows Now Touring. She has been shortlisted for The Evening Standard’s Future of Theatre Award 2021 and is a member of the 2021 BBC Writer’s Room-Coventry Voices. Arnstein has recently become an Associate Artist of Pleasance Theatre. It’s a Girl! has been creatively produced by Beccy D’Souza and directed by Ellen Havard.

“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 Seats

Other work includes Half Acre as part of Popelei’s Press Play season which has been nominated for a 2020 Offie and Embarrassed for Popelei’s Women in Lockdown which was included in The Guardian’s Best 8 monologues of lockdown.

Arnstein also did her Gold Duke of Edinburgh at school and that was so hard she is still telling people about it. The Guardian wrote “Arnstein is a performer primed for greatness” whilst her Grandad Ron said she is “daft as a brush.” 

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

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