When a shocking breakdown thrusts a suburban high school into the media spotlight, a popular English teacher must summon the courage to fight for her livelihood as well as her sanity.
Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Linore: Val Cole
Mark: Sean Ballantyne
Katharyn R. King began acting onstage at 13 years old. She fell in love with the art and craft of live performance, but knew she wanted to become a more well-rounded individual, so she pursued the areas of technical theatre and directing as well. She ventured into Stage and Theatre management, Art Direction and Production Design.
She attended New York Film Academy’s Filmmaking program from 2012-2013 and then went on from there to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Media and Culture Studies. Her intention was to become a teacher, and she was later accepted in the Claremont Graduate University’s prestigious combined Master of Arts/Credentialing Program with a fellowship. Her battle with schizophrenia led to her dismissal from the program and she went back to Brandman for her Master’s in Educational Leadership the following year. She later went moved on to pursue a Master’s in English and Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting, all while producing and working on every project she could possibly get her creative, misshapen hands on.
She is a recipient of multiple awards, honors and certificates of recognition for her work as a Drama educator and thespian herself. When she’s not on production,Ms. King also represents the Southern California community as a professional acting coach (all ages), producer, music artist, linguist and contributing writer on multiple online writing platforms, such as Medium, Quora and Vocal Media.
One of her most beloved causes is #LeaveNormalBehind, a social impact movement whose mission is to encourage 8 billion people around the world with love to create things that matter, give back and encourage others to do the same. She has recently teamed up with Olympic Gold Medalist & 7x WNBA Legend Cappie Pondexter and Leave Normal Behind Founder Rob Fajardo to bring you a fresh media outlet called Above Normal.