Katie Consamus is thrilled to join the cast of Contrafact of Freedom! Most recently in NYC, Katie has performed with VOICE Theatre, Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Complete Theatre Company, and Columbia University. Regionally, she has appeared at St. Louis Rep (ITC), Avalon Theatre, New Jewish Theatre, Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, Iowa Summer Rep, and St. Louis Shakespeare. Proud AEA. MFA: University of Iowa; BA: Saint Louis University. When she’s not in the theatre, Katie spends her time teaching yoga and climbing trees. For more, please visit www.katieconsamus.com Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu!
Anne Taney (1783-1855) was Francis’ younger sister with the long maiden name of Anne Arnold Phoebe Charlton Key. In 1806 she married Roger Taney, who was Francis’ friend from law school. Though the Key family was Episcopalian, Roger was Catholic, and a compromise was made over how their children would be baptized: any girls would be Episcopalian and any boys would be Catholic. The Taneys ended up an Episcopalian family in the end, with six daughters and only one son, who died in infancy.