Solo Show · self producing · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere

Named “Best Character Driven Solo Show at Edinburgh Fringe” (Firework Award 2022) set on a stoop in Philadelphia, where humor is a defense mechanism and self-care is a punchline. Kathleen Burke’s not that mad her Fishtown neighborhood gentrified around her, but when she gets the surprise of her life at her 40th birthday party it triggers a high stakes battle to maintain her authenticity while facing even more inevitable change. Profound and profane, “Queen of Fishtown” is a love letter to the historically overlooked and unappreciated city of brotherly love and working-class women everywhere.

And it’s all done in a thick, distinctive Philly dialect people are going nuts for right now. It’s like “Mare of Easttown” but funny and with zero murder.

LAWEEKLY’s SHOW TO SEE “Queen of Fishtown” had it’s World Premiere at Hollywood Fringe in the Broadwater Studio in 2022.

Since, “Queen of Fishtown” has enjoyed award* winning runs at Edinburgh Fringe, the Hollywood Fringe, in London at the King’s Head Theatre, Theatre Row on 42nd Street and Under St. Mark’s in New York City, NAMBA performing Arts in Ventura, The Little Fish, The Broadwater, and the world famous Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles (of which Katierose and director Corey Podell are Sunday Company alums.) AND in Philadelphia at the historic Plays and Players Theatre where Katierose performed her show in the city that inspired it.

Katierose has created such a heartfelt and honest story with a perfect unsung hero. That’s not a character we hear from very often and it’s about damn time she gets her own show. It’s hilarious but I didn’t expect to be so moved by it.” — Andrew Rannells (Girls, Book of Mormon, Gutenberg! The Musical!)

The prime strength of ‘Queen of Fishtown’ to my mind is the voice it affords to a certain kind of woman in our society, not necessarily from Northeast Philly, who is often overlooked or ignoredRECOMMENDED – Deborah Klugman, STAGE RAW, Los Angeles

In this one woman show, Katierose brings Kathleen to life with a fantastic narrative of a 40-year-old woman, dealing with change to the neighbourhood she has grown up with and the dramatic changes in her own life. She also brings to life all the other characters in the plot in this truly poignant and hilarious piece of work, a somewhat Irish stubborn humour made better with the fantastic Philly accent.” – Fiona Doyle, THE ARTISCAPE, London


Winner – Best Character Driven Solo Show at Edinburgh Fringe – Fireworks Award

Winner – Platinum Award – TheTVolution

Winner – Best Solo Show (Female) – TheTVolution

Winner – Best of Broadwater Encore Award

Winner – Namba Performing Arts Encore Award

Nominee – Best Solo Performance – Broadway World – Los Angeles Awards

Nominee – Best Solo Production – Broadway World – Los Angeles Awards

Nominee – Best Solo Show Hollywood Fringe

Nominee – SPLASH Female Voices Award


Learn More at QueenOfFishtown.com

Production Team

mark schultz *

lighting and sound design

* Fringe Veteran