Here’s things about me that I will write in the third person.
Kasey is an actress, improvisor, and stuff maker. She is the co-founder of Steel City Improv Theater, the first theater devoted to long form improv and professional training in Pittsburgh. She is currently the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Maker Theater, a 99 seat developmental theater in Shadyside.
She trained at several improv theaters in New York City, is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater from the New School University. Kasey has studied at the Magnet Theater, under Armando Diaz and Mark Grenier and with Annoyance Theater founding members Joe Bill, Susan Messing and Mark Sutton. At the People’s Improv Theater, she has studied with Kurt Braunohler, Pat Shay, Matt Donnelly, Rebekka Johnson and Ali Farahnakian. A veteran of several improv groups, she has performed at bagillions of locations around New York City. She was a member of the Musical Improv group, “8 Bar Cut,” which featured seasoned Broadway and Musical Theater vets creating a completely improvised musical and a cast member of Sunday Night Improv, the long running improv comedy jam at the 78th Street Theater Lab.
In 2014, Kasey appeared in Fathers and Daughters as the head Nurse, sharing scenes with Russell Crowe. She also appeared in “Not Cool” as Colleen, the sexually inappropriate mom. Directed by Shane Dawson as part of the Starz reality show “The Chair”, executive produced by Chris Moore, “Not Cool” was executive produced by Before the Door and a lot of other people.
She appeared in Rona Mark’s award winning cult film “Strange Girls” as bully Marci Maguire, complete with thick Pittsburgh accent and mullet, as well as “The Crab” , which was an official selection of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2010. Kasey also appeared as Jean Jeanay in the experimental Super 8 “Objects Attack” and in the award winning short film “Girl Talk,” the IFC series “Z Rock,” and a 22 minute sketch pilot, “Lady Parts”. Kasey also originated the role of Polly Pry in the New York premier of Trey Parker’s “Cannibal! The Musical!”. Some of her favorite regional roles include Judas in an all women production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, Sister Helena in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” and Amanda in “For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls”.