Katie Henry

Katie Henry

director / facilitator / theatre-maker

London / South West

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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. 

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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. 

Career stage
Mid-Senior
Industries
Education, Performing Arts
My skills
artist, associate director, devising, facilitator, feminist, large-scale, shakespeare, theatre director, theatre-maker, youth work
Job Roles
Assistant Director, Associate Director, director, Facilitator, manager, workshop leader

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Work history

Jun 2015 - Oct 2015

Associate Director
War Horse China

May 2014 - Jun 2015

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

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

Director
Alice's House of Cards - Southbank Centre

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

Director
Chatroom / Citizenship - St Marys Theatre

Aug 2013 - Feb 2015

Associate Director
UK Tour War Horse

Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

Director
Her Naked Skin - Mountview Academy

Feb 2014 - Oct 2014

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

May 2011 - Mar 2013

Resident Director
War Horse - West End

Feb 2013 - Feb 2013

Director
Children in Uniform - St Mary's Theatre

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Resident Director
Lady in the Van - Hull Truck & Tour

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

Resident Director
The Years Between - Royal & Derngate Northampton

Oct 2010 - Jan 2011

Assistant Director
Aladdin - Watford Palace Theatre

Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

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

Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

Director
Various - White Horse Theatre, Germany

Jul 2008 - Jul 2009

Associate Director - Literary & Education
Orange Tree Theatre

May 2008 - Jun 2008

Director
Last Train to Nibroc - Orange Tree Theatre

May 2006 - Jun 2006

Director
Iron - BAC

Education

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

Directors Course - Training
National Theatre Studio

Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

MA Directing Theatre - Masters Degree
St Mary's University

Sep 1999 - Jun 2002

Drama Degree - BA Hons 2.1
St Mary's University

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Industries
arts, education, Performing Arts, theatre
Skills I want to learn
Business planning/strategy, Business Management

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