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

Fly Honey: Katrina is performing in a special act weekend 1 of The Fly Honey Show. 

The Year of Magical Drinking: Katrina is currently co-directing alongside Morgan McNaught, a new one-person play "The Year of Magical Drinking" by Rolo Rodriguez. More news coming soon. 

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. 

Water (Title TBD): This October, Katrina will begin an 8 month long process with Free Street's youth ensemble investigating water justice in Chicago and beyond. 

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. 

Click here for her current resume.