The show is directed by Columbia College alum Tiffany Keane Schaefer ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. Schaefer founded Otherworld Theatre in 2012 as a company dedicated to developing and producing theatrical entertainment in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Sofia DiGiovanni ’21, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, is assistant director.
The cast features Columbia College alum Belle Decker ’21, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, and former Theatre Department student Mar Warner. Warner plays Mittens and Decker plays Socks.
“Otherworld Theatre first shared the hilarity and absurdity of Kitties in Space with Chicago audiences seven years ago at our Paragon Theatre Festival,” says Schaefer. “Now, as we memorialize the production forever by producing all eight episodes of the saga, it’s fitting that we’re donating 10% of ticket sales to local animal shelters to help pets find their forever homes as well.”