As my Focus on Fringe continues, I look at the people I see for a fortnight once a year because they are awesome.
I know Katherine only through Fringe. As is my sometimes awkward nature, I’ve been to a few of her shows and told her that I thought they were pretty good. We’ve sat at the same table at Fringe central and engaged in conversations about whatever we were talking about. Probably Fringe.
Right now, we are actually in the same dance show, which marks the first time the two of us have actually worked together.
As she will be quick to point out, we aren’t working “together” as we aren’t in the same dances.
All of this is to say that I call Katherine a friend but I don’t know her as well as I should.
She has what appears to be limitless energy and enthusiasm for whatever she is doing. That energy and enthusiasm seems to extend to whatever anyone else is doing as well.
While I imagine it has happened, I can’t remember ever seeing her simply walk into a room. She kind of explodes into a room. She either genuinely likes being around other people or pretends to like other people in an attempt to mask social anxiety.
I think it’s the former but it could be the latter. Either way, it’s charming.
As an aside, I have also just learned that we both went to the same high school. Not at the same time. She was there a long time after I left. But still, neat coincidence, right?
Katherine has received a lot of recognition for her work and that recognition is well deserved. She has a life focused on writing and performing and, to be honest, it makes me a little bit envious.
She’s really good at it, though.
Katherine is a great person to know and I’m excited to be in a show with her. Even if we don’t get to dance together.