Katie Bender

Plays written by Katie Bender



THE FAULT – (1M, 4W) Three sisters struggle to reconcile the culture of their itinerant family with their disparate hopes and ambitions. Pressed between the Redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, the Davis family has finally stopped running in an attempt to settle down.
STILL NOW – (2W, 6M/W) After witnessing the fall of the twin towers, Annie heads to Japan to study Butoh, looking for a dance form that expresses the destruction she can’t comprehend. Ten years later, Annie is diagnosed with stage four cancer and returns to Butoh to prepare for her final dance. Still Now confronts us with the accelerated motion of a woman learning and losing her body, accompanied by the doctors, teachers, friends and lovers that become her partners in movement, to ask the question: what can our bodies teach us that our minds cannot fathom?