Monday, September 3, 2018

Meet Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Katie Becker Colón


It’s the first rehearsal for A Midsummer Night’s Dream On Tour and we think it's time you get to know the talented actors and artisans traveling across Nebraska and Iowa this year. First up is Katie Becker Colón (@kbcwomanoftheworld), who is playing the roles of Bottom and a Fairy in Midsummer.


This is Katie’s third season with Nebraska Shakespeare. Katie is originally from Topeka, Kansas, but now lives in Albuquerque, NM.  

Katie is an avid reader - usually reading a book a week - loves to travel, cook, hit a mid-week movie, or keep up with anything to do with British royalty. When not performing, Katie manages her own health and wellness business and is a proponent of kombucha and regular trips to the gym.

In her own words:
Q: What excites you about returning to Nebraska for Midsummer?
“The stellar company, playing the role of Bottom which few women get to play, and eating my weight in golden milk ice cream at Coneflower Creamery”

Q: How do you relate (or not) to your character?
“My role was written for a person of a different gender. But I like that Nick Bottom is trying to make something the best it can possibly be. Even if she steps on some toes while she does it.

Q: What is your goal as an artist:
To inspire others to live a full and brave life.

Get further insight into a day in Katie’s acting life when she takes over Nebraska Shakespeare’s Instagram (@NEShakespeare) tomorrow. And be sure to see her in A Midsummer Night’s Dream this fall as part of Shakespeare On Tour. For a list of public performances, visit www.nebraskashakespeare.com.

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