Actor Rajane Katurah Joins Children's Theatre Company's Acting Company
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announced today that actor Rajané Katurah will join CTC's Acting Company beginning with the 2019-2020 Season. Rajané relocated to Minnesota in 2017 when she accepted the offer to become one of the 2017-2018 Performing Apprentices and has most recently received rave reviews for her performance in Park Square Theatre's Marie and Rosetta. During her time as a CTC Performing Apprentice, she performed roles in Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Wiz, and Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which was performed both at CTC as well as The Old Globe in San Diego, California. She joins as the fifth Acting Company member alongside Autumn Ness, Dean Holt, Gerald Drake, and Reed Sigmund.
"I am over-the-moon excited to become an Acting Company member at Children's Theatre Company," stated Rajané Katurah. "I admire the current members so much and I'm humbled to join the ranks of such amazing artists. I hope to continue to grow, learn, be challenged, succeed, and stretch myself during this new chapter of my life. I ultimately hope to inspire children of color everywhere to dream big, and be grateful for each 'No' that prepares them for their 'Yes'. Let's get to work!"
"It is a true pleasure for all of us to welcome Rajané to our Acting Company," stated Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius. "Rajané brings not only a wealth of talent, but also an incredible warmth and joy to every encounter. She is an actor of great depth and range and is passionate about creating extraordinary work. It was such a delight to have her as a Performing Apprentice and we are truly thrilled to now have her join our Acting Company."
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation's largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 295,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award® for regional theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony® nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). CTC is committed to creating world-class productions at the highest level and to developing new works, more than 200 to date, dramatically changing the canon of work for young audiences.
CTC's engagement and learning programs annually serve more than 93,000 young people and their communities through Theatre Arts Training, student matinees, Neighborhood Bridges, Kidcentricity, and early childhood arts education programs. ACT One is CTC's comprehensive platform for access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff, and board that strives to ensure the theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community. childrenstheatre.org