Katie Van Winkle


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Katie Van Winkle is a freelance director, actor, and dramaturg in Austin, Texas.

This portfolio presents production photos from a selection of her directing projects.

She has directed work for Austin's FronteraFest, the Galway Fringe Festival, and the Philly Fringe; and at Swarthmore College and the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has served as assistant director to Michał Zadara at the Stary Teatr in Krakow, Poland.

Katie acts with many Austin theater companies, including the Rude Mechanicals, Physical Plant Theater, Rubber Repertory, GNAP!, and Breaking String. As Dramaturgy Fellow at Baltimore's Center Stage, she served as production dramaturg to directors Vivian Matalon and Tim Vasen, wrote program articles and marketing copy, and assisted with season planning, literary management, and new play development.

Katie holds a B.A. in Theater from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Dramaturgy
  • Translation: Ancient Greek
  • Translation: Spanish
  • Greek drama
  • Shakespeare and his contemporaries
  • New play development
  • Devised ensemble-based work