K A T R I N A D I O N
Focusing on new plays and ensemble work centered on social justice and politics, Katrina's productions invent new worlds and atmospheres which envelop and transport audiences. Her process is movement focused, educational, and multi-generational.
Katrina Dion works as a director and teaching artist in Chicago. At Free Street Theater, Katrina acts as the Operations and Youth Program Manager. In this position she leads the high school ensemble in a conservatory level year long critical thinking and creation process focusing on issues affecting Chicago youth. Additionally she uses her mathematic skills to help the company with financials and grant management. Katrina is also on staff with Albany Park Theater Project as their lead academic tutor, guiding high schoolers to success in their academic career. Most recently, she directed "PUNK" (The New Colony), "Checkmate" and "The Americans" (Free Street Theater), co-directed Cycle 3 of "Every 28 Hours" with Coya Paz (The Goodman Theater), and "Zipped and Pelted" (The Chicago Fringe Festival). She has had the pleasure of assisting directors such as Bonnie Metzgar, Coya Paz and Krissy Vanderwarker. Katrina received her BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in directing and a minor in Mathematics from DePaul University.
C U R R E N T W O R K
for US, with love: Using the prom as a microcosm, this play explore how we learn about love and ultimately what we need to break up with in order to love radically. Created with the resident youth ensemble at Free Street Theater, this play runs April 13th-28th, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm at Free Street Theater. Get your tickets here.
Refrigerator: Katrina is co-dramaturging with Morgan McNaught a new play, "Refrigerator" by Lucas Baisch at First Floor Theater. http://www.firstfloortheater.com/refrigerator
Sites of Conscience/Jane Addams Hull House Museum: Free Street Theater was chosen as the community partner of the Hull House for this three year partnership through the Sites of Conscience. Katrina is the community partner lead on this project, helping coordinate dialogues and performances centered around gender equity in education and the school to prison pipeline. Their final dialogues are on May 8th at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum (Gender and Education Equity) and May 30th, location TBA (Funding in Chicago Schools).
IAMGIRL: Katrina is currently co-directing alongside Morgan McNaught a workshop of the new play "IAMGIRL" by Remy Solomon. Presently, we are seeking a fall home for this production. Contact Katrina for more info.
Joy/Club: Katrina Dion and Morgan McNaught are coming together to infuse joy into your project. Looking to create an atmosphere for your reading? Have some joyful dramaturgy? Get some notes on your dress rehearsal? Contact one of us, schedule a meeting and see how we can help you make a space of wellness and joy for your project.
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