About tova katz
Tova Katz is a writer, composer, musician, and performer newly based in LA after 7 gritty & glorious years in NYC. She obtained her BA in Art & Power: Art and Social Change, with a Minor in Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. Since premiering at La Mama in 2016, her original dark solo musical comedy See You at the Funeral! - directed by the incomparable Tricia Brouk - has been an Official Selection of NYC's The ONE Theatre Festival and the Fresh Fruit Festival at The Wild Project in 2017, for which she received a Fruitie Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in a Musical or Cabaret in 2018. Tova thrilled to bring this play to the stages of Los Angeles. She is a founding member of the independent queer performance collective A Beautiful Desperation, and has been creating work with ABD since 2014. Tova has choreographed and performed experimental tap dance as percussion to live music, been featured as vocalist at Joe’s Pub, a dancing zombie Off Broadway, appeared in a couple TV series, enjoyed performing as lyricist, composer, pianist, guitarist, lead vocalist of her band Glittered & Mauled across NYC from 2011-2016, and in 2017 released her first solo single Not That Much. Tova is a 2018 Inquiry Fellow through AJU/Institute for Jewish Creativity. She recently had the joy of performing in a Queer Cabaret with The Commons LA. She is currently in the thick of writing her next play and working on her cabaret-inspired murderous heart-pop album.
Imagination saves her life every day.
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Tova Katz's single:
Not That Much
Lyrics, Music, Performed by: Tova Katz
Produced by: David Small
Co-Arrangment by: Jay-Riley Small
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See You At The Funeral! is a dark musical comedy about three outlandish women grappling with the seductive illusion of control. Dina - the charming gay compulsive liar, Medusa - the washed up Diva determined to make her comeback, and Gittel - the Holocaust survivor and oldest living dominatrix, all invite you into their world of secrets. With and direction and choreography by Tricia Brouk, Tova Katz takes the audience on a twisted, howling, unforgettable ride.
Banner Graphic Design & Website Background Photo credit: Evan Zimmerman
News & Updates
April 2019, Queer Cabaret performance with The Commons LA, The Other Space
April 2019, Reciprocity Artist Retreat through Asylum Arts & Institute for Jewish Creativity
December 2018, solo musical performance in Pure Imagination at Theatre Unlimited Studios, LA
November 2018, featured musical storyteller at Breaker/Broken at Open Space Cafe LA
June 2018, featured musical storyteller at Breaker/Broken at Open Space Cafe, LA
May 2018, performs excerpt from See You at the Funeral! at Bowery Poetry Club Fresh Fruit Festival Awards Gala.
April 2018, performs with Justin Sayre’s Sweet Nell Theatre Collective at NAVEL, LA
March 2018, performs See You at the Funeral! excerpt at What’s The Story? at The Last Bookstore, LA
February-July 2018, Inquiry Fellowship at AJU’s Institute for Jewish Creativity
Spring 2018, awarded Fresh Fruit Festival's Fruitie Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in a Musical or Cabaret for her work in See You at the Funeral!
January 2018, T solo musical performance in Spectacular Cabaret at Unlimited Theatre Company, LA
July 15th 2017, See You at the Funeral! featured as part of NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival at The Wild Project!
May 30th 2017, Single Release Concert at Pianos LES: single release: Not That Much
April 24th 29th, and 30th 2017 See You at the Funeral! Official Selection for The ONE Festival at Teatro Circulo
January 20 2017, Tova Katz interview will air on Tricia Brouk's podcast The Big Talk
January 20th 2017, Tova Katz solo set at Sanctuary Anti-Inaugural Ball at HERE Arts Center NYC
January 6-15th 2017, Tova Katz featured in Mieke D & Susana Cook's original Squirts performance at The Club at La Mama
December 8th 2016, Tova Katz premieres new solo work Canvas in When We Said No at Dixon Place