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Chad Luberger and Allie Babich in “Victory Farm” at Northern Sky Theater, 2012. Photo by Len Villano.

Katie Dahl with the cast of “The Fisherman’s Daughters” (2021).

Eva Nimmer and Kelly Doherty in “The Fisherman’s Daughters” at Northern Sky Theater, 2012. Photo by Len Villano.

Katie Dahl, Playwright

In addition to being an independent, touring singer-songwriter, Katie Dahl is a playwright. Her musical “The Fisherman’s Daughters” premiered at Northern Sky Theater in 2021. “Victory Farm” (co-written with Emilie Coulson and James Valcq) premiered in 2012 and has since seen two encore productions (in 2017, it made the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Top 10 Productions of 2017” list). “The Fisherman’s Daughters,” set in 1908, is based on the true story of two sisters who fought the state of Wisconsin’s attempt to take possession of their homestead in order to create a state park. “Victory Farm” is inspired by the true story of German prisoners of war who came to pick cherries in Door County during World War II.

“At the same time, ‘Victory Farm’ is filled with soulful, beautifully wrought reminders that even when we make common cause, our individual sorrows and secret histories threaten to pull us apart, unless we learn to share our hopes and dreams, our sorrows and losses.¬† The real victory cultivated on the farm featured in this show involves learning how we might grow together.” –¬†Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Chad Luberger and Allie Babich in “Victory Farm” at Northern Sky Theater, 2012. Photo by Len Villano.

The “Victory Farm” writing team: Emilie Coulson, Katie Dahl, James Valcq.

Steve Koehler, Dan Klarer, and Chad Luberger?in “Victory Farm” at Northern Sky Theater, 2012. Photo by Len Villano.