Katie Ganem

Katie Ganem

Katie Ganem is a DC based playwright, actor, singer, director, and teacher. She originally hails from Baltimore, where her short plays have been featured in Open Space Arts’ annual Summer Playwright’s Festival for 10 years. Some of her plays include The Goodbye Song, a one act that was performed as part of the International Youth Arts Festival in London in 2012, and Sneeze: A Love Story, produced in Rochester, NY in 2016.

Plays

  • The Resting Soul of Galileo
    Straddling two time lines, The Resting Soul of Galileo follows the lives of two scientists and their daughters. In 1633, Galileo goes on trial for his heretical view that the Earth revolves around the Sun, while in 2019 Ammar Nouhan, a leading climatologist deals must defend his work against an administration who wants to silence any mention of climate change. Meanwhile, their daughters must find ways to pick...
    Straddling two time lines, The Resting Soul of Galileo follows the lives of two scientists and their daughters. In 1633, Galileo goes on trial for his heretical view that the Earth revolves around the Sun, while in 2019 Ammar Nouhan, a leading climatologist deals must defend his work against an administration who wants to silence any mention of climate change. Meanwhile, their daughters must find ways to pick up the pieces, keep their families united at all costs, and deal with their own questions of self-worth.
  • Sneeze: A Love Story
    Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love with boy. Girl becomes allergic to boy?

    All her life, Imogen has lived with unique medical condition that makes her allergic to anything she loves: popcorn, books, peanut butter and banana sandwiches... but when Imogen falls for Patrick, things start to get complicated.
  • Do No Harm
    Alanna is a medical student and is studying for the biggest exam of her life. But the more the stress builds, the more things start to unravel, and it's beginning to have some bloody consequences.
  • Amazing Anna
    Anna escapes to a comic book world amidst her parent's divorce.
  • Tooth Ache
    April convinces her little sister, May, to help her capture the tooth fairy in her quest for world domination.
  • Reflection
    Two teenagers, from two different eras, deal with similar issues with life after high school.
  • Andromeda
    Andromeda earns her place among the stars... along side her mother.
  • Carried Away
    A story about a girl, her balloon, and a band of Celine Dion loving pirates.
  • The Tunnel
    Two sisters find an underground civilization while digging a tunnel to China. 
  • The Nutcracker Suite
    Claire and her brother, Fred, battle the mice in his apartment, and her own questions of self worth, on Christmas morning. 
  • Shells
    Two turtles fall in love after meeting in a pet store.
  • Surprise!
    A young girl comes home to find her family has a surprise for her.