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Katherine Wilkinson

United States English

“I'm a stage director and producer dedicated to ensemble-driven and physically adventurous performance.”

Arts LGBTQIA+ Arts Performing Arts Poetry LGBTQIA+

About Me

Katherine Wilkinson is a queer director, producer, educator, and writer based in Brooklyn.

Katherine has spent the last decade creating new, ensemble-driven plays and performances throughout the US and abroad. She is currently a 20-22 WP Lab Member and a recent winner of the Opera America 2021 Tobin Director-Designer Prize. She is currently a Visiting Artist at Rutgers & Arcadia University.

Her/Their work as a director is fluid, open, and engaged across many different mediums. She directs classics, new plays, operas, musicals, and devised work. Her practice is rooted in imagination, humor, creative communication, and physical rigor, all of which she uses to build trusting communities and transformative experiences and productions.

Core practice questions: How we can transform our fears and silences into a mutual language of action? How can collective experimentation move us toward deeper self-actualization and power? How can we re-imagine and build a more creative and just future through collaboration? How can laughter, play, and authenticity bring about our most virtuosic performances?

Katherine has developed work with Classical Theatre of Harlem, Juilliard, WP Theatre, Signature Theatre, Columbia Stages, The Magic Theatre, SITI Company, Suzuki Company of Toga, Zen Zen Zo, ZAZ10TS, GenEnCo, Fusebox Festival, The Bric, Corkscrew, The Watermill Center, The VORTEX, The Oklahoma Contemporary, among others. Katherine has Associate/Assistant Directed for Anne Bogart, Sam Gold, Whitney White, JoAnne Akalaitis, and Christopher Renshaw.




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