Photo by Hannah Dahm

Photo by Hannah Dahm

Writer/Actress/Coach

KATHLEEN FRAZIER is an author, actress and sleep activist. She is a member of The Actors Studio and a Norman Mailer Fellow as well as being a member of Irish American Writers and Artists, the International Women's Writing Guild, and Artists Without Walls. 5% of the personal proceeds from her first book, SLEEPWALKER: The Mysterious Makings and Recovery of a Somnambulist (Skyhorse Press, 9/2015) will be donated to Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), a nonprofit using drama therapy to empower people who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. She advocates for mental health and to raise awareness of healthy sleep as a basic human right (to learn more about CANY click HERE).

Kathleen’s first foray into writing grew from sense memory exercises at the Studio where she explored her chronic and often dangerous sleepwalking. Episodes began during adolescence when her brother first attempted suicide (a sort of nighttime mirroring of his waking pain) and haunted her for twenty years. The exhausting illness affected all of her relationships and every area of her life. Her personal essay on the subject appeared in Psychology Today (to view article click HERE).  Kathleen lives and sleeps well with her husband and daughter in New York City.