KATIE ZEISL is honored to be CAA’s Director of the School of Theatre & Special Events and to have the opportunity to wear many hats as a professor, campus event planner, site manager, and administrator.
Katie received her B.A. in Theatre Arts (Magna Cum Laude), with concentrations in acting and theater education, from San Jose State University, as well as a Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning.
Katie is a reader and actor for City Lights New Play Readers Series where she recently played Julia Waldren in The Last Iceberg. She performed in the 2015 and 2016 productions of Epic Immersive Theater’s Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection, playing multiple roles across three decades. She was the Preacher in From the Notebook of July 12, 1782, (SJReal of the former San Jose Rep); Jenny Tepperman, Panther, and Avatar in March (Dragon Theater); and Miranda in Guerilla Wanderers Films’ corporate commercial, Mission Impossible Virtual Instruments and is a bridesmaid in their upcoming short film, Shogun Wedding.
Katie was SJSU’s 2010 Kaucher Mitchell Fellow in Storytelling and Oral Interpretation. She now serves as a prelims judge at the biannual Kaucher Mitchell Mathis-Swanson storytelling and oral interpretation events.