THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES - 2018
VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - 2019
SEND IT TO THE ROEDDES - 2019
Originally from Canada, Katherine Alpen is a quirky, redheaded, dual British/Canadian actor/singer currently residing in the UK.
After receiving a diploma in musical theatre (2014), Alpen worked primarily in commercials and indie film (Exuvia, CampDeath, Living with Bigfoot) in Vancouver before moving to the UK in 2020 to complete her MA Acting in Birmingham.
She’s done it all: directing, producing, editing, writing, casting for theatre and film… the list goes on! But her number one focus is acting, specifically theatre… specifically comedy, specifically musical theatre comedy! Alpen is a natural comedienne and improviser: she spent 4 years with the Shakespeare After Dark troupe improvising Shakespearean tragedies for live audiences. There’s nothing better than making people laugh!
Alpen is also a writer: her first short film that she wrote, co-produced and starred in is currently in post-production scheduled for a 2021 fall release and she recently created a 35 min solo show titled Thought Monster about her experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder. Her weekly blog on the subject was on hold for a year, but will be back in late October, 2021, here!
In a community capacity, Alpen joined the Young Emerging Actors Committee in 2018 (Union of British Columbian Performers) as the Fundraising Spearhead with the goal to create a safe networking space for anxious creatives. The three events sold out with Netwerk running for two editions (speed networking for independent film-makers) and Kick Off, an event designed to jumpstart young film creatives in early 2020, being a fun success.
Future goals include making thousands of people giggle in the West End and writing a book to help OCD folks navigate their wonderful, wild, creative minds.