Katie Kaufmann is an actor and theatre maker specializing in ensemble creation and physical theatre. After graduating the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in 2001 she moved to the Twin Cities for a performing apprenticeship with Theatre de la Jeune Lune. She has collaborated and performed new works with many theatres and individuals in town including Jeune Lune, Skewed Visions, Sandbox Theatre, Off-Leash Area, John Ferguson, Alan Berks, 20% Theatre, and Bedlam Theatre. She has also created and self-produced three shows. a solo mask performance entitled What If (2004), a collaborative ensemble clown piece about tsunami victims entitled Aftermath (2007), and a two person show about underemployed people forced to take jobs as sign holders entitled Everything Must Go (2010). She doesn't consider herself a writer but had fun exploring how best to use words to express herself in this article.