Katie Halper

Last Name: 
Halper
First Name: 
Katie

Katie Halper is a comedian, documentary filmmaker, and activist from New York City. Since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2003, Katie has worked as development director for DCTV, a non-profit media education center and documentary production house and coordinated living wage and labor campaigns in NYC and Florida. She was associate producer of Estela Bravo's documentary film, Free to Fly, about restrictions on travel between Cuba and the U.S., and co-produced Tim Robbins' film Embedded, based on his play of the same name. She also served as outreach director for the documentary The Take, a film by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis about the workers' movement in Argentina. Katie's documentary La Memoria es Vaga (Memory is Lazy), about historical memory in post-Franco Spain, has screened in film festivals throughout Spain and the U.S. Katie performs comedy throughout the city, and hosts the monthly show Red Diaper Baby Presents.