Katie founded Classics on a Shoestring on the London Fringe in the late 1980s, directing Gorki s Vassa Zheleznova, Arden of Faversham and Euripides' Women of Troy (Gate Theatre, both won Time Out Awards); Live Like Pigs (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs), and The House of Bernarda Alba (Gate Theatre).
Other theatreproductions include: The Trial of Ubu (Hampstead Theatre);The Maids, The Jewish Wife (Young Vic); A Woman Killed With Kindness, The Dybbuk, Ghosts, Henry VI, Easter, The Phoenician Women - Evening Standard Best Director Award, The Mysteries, Beckett Shorts, Uncle Vanya (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Last Ones, lphigenia at Aulis (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Orest (Netherlands Opera); A Woman Killed With Kindness, Beauty and the Beast, The Cat in the Hat, Pains of Youth, Some Trace of Her, Rutherford and Son, The Machine Wreckers, The Oresteia, Ivanov, Three Sisters, Dream Play, Iphigenia at Aulis, The Seagull, Waves, Attempts on her Life and Women of Troy (National Theatre); Four Quartets, Endgame (Donmar); One Evening (Aldeburgh Festival and the Southbank Centre); Attempts on Her Life (Piccolo Teatro, Milan); Wastwater, The City, The Country, Mountain Language/Ashes to Ashes, Nightsongs, Face to the Wall and Forty Winks (Royal Court); Easter and Krapp s Last Tape (Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm); Wunschkonzert and Waves (Schauspiel, Cologne- Theatre Treffen award 2009); Miss Julie(Schaubuhne, Berlin) The Seagull (Royal Danish Theatre). Opera credits include: Al Gran Sole Carico d'Amore (Salzburg Festival); Clemency, Parthenogenesis (Royal Opera House); Idomeneo and After Dido (English National Opera); Don Giovanni, Jephtha, The Sacrifice, Jenufa and Katya Kabanova (Welsh National Opera); St Matthew Passion (Glyndebourne Opera) and The Turn of the Screw (BBC TV). Katie has been an Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court Theatre. She is now an Associate Director at The National Theatre.
Katie was awarded an OBE in 2009 for services to drama.