Katie Henry

Katie Henry

director / facilitator / theatre-maker

  • Location: London / South West
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Katie is a freelance theatre director, facilitator and theatre-maker. She is passionate about and focused on two spheres of work: theatre that puts women centre stage and theatre for young people. She is driven by the need to redress the gender imbalance onstage and off and has already directed a body of work with that goal in mind. She has devised and directed plays for children and young people at the Orange Tree Theatre and the Southbank Centre.

Katie trained at St Mary’s University by completing an MA in Directing Theatre, the Orange Tree Theatre where she was Trainee Director and the National Theatre Studio where she was invited to attend the Director’s Course.

Katie was Education and Literary Director at the Orange Tree Theatre directing their Shakespeare for Schools programme and running the Literary Department. Katie was Resident Director on the National Theatre’s War Horse in the West End, Associate Director on the UK and Ireland Tour and is currently Associate Director for War Horse China. She has most recently directed and devised 'Alice’s House of Cards' at the Southbank Centre, 'Her Naked Skin' at Mountview and 'I Dream Before I Take the Stand' at the Orange Tree Theatre. Katie is in the process of setting up her own theatre company, Stand Fast Theatre, which will launch in Spring 2016. 

Work History

Associate Director - War Horse China

Jun 2015 - Oct 2015

Director - I Dream Before I take the Stand - Orange Tree Theatre

May 2014 - Jun 2015

Director - Alice's House of Cards - Southbank Centre

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

Director - Chatroom / Citizenship - St Marys Theatre

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

Associate Director - UK Tour War Horse

Aug 2013 - Feb 2015

Director - Her Naked Skin - Mountview Academy

Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

Director / Deviser - Grandpa Joe's Giant Storytelling Bed- Soutbank Centre & BAC

Feb 2014 - Oct 2014

Resident Director - War Horse - West End

May 2011 - Mar 2013

Director - Children in Uniform - St Mary's Theatre

Feb 2013 - Feb 2013

Resident Director - Lady in the Van - Hull Truck & Tour

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Resident Director - The Years Between - Royal & Derngate Northampton

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

Assistant Director - Aladdin - Watford Palace Theatre

Oct 2010 - Jan 2011

Assistant Director - Cling to me Like Ivy - Birmingham REP and Tour

Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

Director - Various - White Horse Theatre, Germany

Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

Associate Director - Literary & Education - Orange Tree Theatre

Jul 2008 - Jul 2009

Director - Last Train to Nibroc - Orange Tree Theatre

May 2008 - Jun 2008

Director - Iron - BAC

May 2006 - Jun 2006

Education

Directors Course - Training - National Theatre Studio

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

MA Directing Theatre - Masters Degree - St Mary's University

Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

Drama Degree - BA Hons 2.1 - St Mary's University

Sep 1999 - Jun 2002

Skills

  • artist
  • associate director
  • devising
  • facilitator
  • feminist
  • large-scale
  • shakespeare
  • theatre director
  • theatre-maker
  • youth work

Network