director | facilitator | coach
Katie is an accomplished director and facilitator with a proven track record in making inclusive theatre for diverse audiences from small to large scale. Katie is driven by making impactful work and building effective, agile teams through bold, brave and collaborative leadership. Katie teaches, mentors and coaches creatives.
Allelujah | Pathe feature film | 2023 | Associate Director
A Chorus Line | ArtsEd | 2023 | Director
New York (Devised Musical - live streamed) | Mountview Academy of Arts | 2021 | Director & Deviser
The Wild Party (La Chiusa version) | ArtsEd | 2020 | Director
War Horse UK & International Tour | National Theatre Productions | 2018 - 2019 | Director
The Daughter-in-Law | Mountview Arts Academy | 2019 | Director
Motherland - rehearsed reading | Stand Fast Theatre @ New Diorama | 2018 | Director & Dramaturg
House of Blue Leaves | Mountview Arts Academy | 2018 | Director
Long Day's Journey into Night | Bristol Old Vic / Fiery Angel @ Wyndhams, BAM & Wallis Annenberg | 2018 | Associate Director
Six Characters in Search of an Author | BADA | 2017 | Director
War Horse 10th Anniversary Tour (including Centenary Performance @ National Theatre) | National Theatre Productions | 2017 - 2018 | Revival Director
Good Person of Szechuan | Mountview Arts Academy @ Bridewell | 2017 | Director
War Horse Chinese Production | National Theatre & National Theatre China collaboration | 2015-2016 | Associate Director
Welcome to Thebes | Mountview Arts Academy @ Bridewell | 2016 | Director
Grandfathers | Mountview Arts Academy @ Karamal Club | 2015 | Director
Alice's House of Cards | Imagine Festival @ Southbank Centre | 2014 | Director & Devisor
Her Naked Skin | Mountview Arts Academy @ Bernie Grants | 2014 | Director
Grandpa Joe's Giant Story-telling Bed | Imagine Festival @ Southbank Centre & BAC | 2013 | Director & Devisor
War Horse UK Tour | National Theatre | 2012/14 | Associate Director
I dream before I take the stand | Orange Tree Theatre | 2013 | Director
The Lady in the Van | Hull Truck & Tour | 2011 | Resident Director
The Years Between | Royal & Derngate, Northampton | 2011 | Resident Director
Aladdin | Watford Palace Theatre | 2010 | Resident Director
Cling to me like Ivy | Birmingham REP & Tour | 2010 | Resident Director
I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue live Tour | Orange Tree Theatre | 2010 | Tour Manager
A Midsummer Night's Dream | Orange Tree Theatre | 2007 | Director in Education & Literary Director Role
Last Train to Nibroc | Orange Tree Theatre | 2006 | Director
As Trainee Director @ Orange Tree Theatre 2006-2007 | Assistant Director
The Woman Hater - directed by Sam Walters
Once we were mothers - directed by Ellie Jones
The Suitcase Kid - directed by Vicky Ireland
Chains of Dew - directed by Kate Saxon
PQ Programme | Positive Intelligence Coaches Training - Building Mental Fitness for all | 2021/22
Coaching Training Institute (CTI) Co-Active | Core Curriculum | 2019
Dare to Lead - Brene Brown | Roxanne Hobbs Consultancy | 2019
Coaching Training Institute (CTI) Co-Active | Fundamentals of Coaching | 2018
The Daring Way | Hobbs Consultancy | 2017
Directors Course | National Theatre Studio | 2009
Trainee Director | Orange Tree Theatre | 2007-2008
MA Directing Theatre & BA Honours Drama | St Mary's University | 2002-2006
FACILITATION & EDUCATION WORK
The Business of Directing Module - MA Directors | Orange Tree Theatre/St Mary's | Jan-March 2017, 2018, 2019 | Teacher
Presentation Skills Workshop co-run with Sarah Preece
2017 & 2018 | Volterra Economic Consultancy Firm
Page to Stage workshop
2013 - 2015 | War Horse - National Theatre
Developed a 90-minute workshop on the process of staging War Horse for up to 400 participants.
2012- 2014 | -thebridge- for social communication
Planned and delivered weekly Saturday drama workshops for children and young people with social communication difficulties including Aspergers and Autism, aging from 3 to 20.
Supporting workshop on I, Malvolio by Tim Crouch | 2010 | BAC
A workshop delivered alongside Tim Crouch’s seminal one-man show I, Malvolio, for Key Stage 4.
Youth Theatre leader
2005 - 2009 | Orange Tree Theatre
Managing and delivering weekly youth theatre sessions for 11 - 18-year-olds.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream workshop
2009 | Rose Theatre, Kingston
Exploratory workshop for Key Stage 3, to accompany main house show at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME
I am fiercely feminist and believe we must fight this across all intersectionality.
I am Mum to Burtie who is the light of my life and the drainer of my sleep!