Actress, Comedian and Playwright.
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The enigma that is Grace. Grace is not comedy, not cabaret, not theatre, it is all…in the body of one actor….in a gender-bending, time-melding, quick-stepping menagerie of theatrical homage. Katie Reddin-Clancy, a performer to be reckoned with, the kind of individual you couldn’t pin down if you tried. Grace plays with artifice…like a magician that reveals their tricks…. laying the cards of the gender fluidity conversation clearly on the table. When she sings, it is wonderful… the flamboyance. Like Katie’s performance, it is indefinable, of infinite variety. Come one, come all, come down and embrace the carnivalesque world of this unique performer’s mind.
“A neatly etched figure of poise… a remarkable, versatile talent who sets a very high bar indeed… Reddin-Clancy has a flair for bon-mots, sharp one-liners, word play and comic commentary…
around performance, failure…artistic struggle. “Art does not fill the fridge,” she sagely proclaims. Particularly impressive was her killer routine as (the) agent … Everything comes together for a finely honed finale… ambition, self-worth and acceptance are woven into a moving reflection…(her) skills as a writer come to the fore, the show’s combination of styles really clicks. Fresh from a successful run at Adelaide Fringe and marks Reddin-Clancy’s return to Melbourne after 5 years, when her show ‘Kate Middleton Show Queen’ was a hit. Here’s hoping she doesn’t leave such a lag next time.”