Catie is a New York City based director focused on contemporary musical theater and classical adaptations. She aims to tell deeply human stories that evoke laughter, empathy, and conversation.
At 17 she co-founded Over the Moon Productions, a theater company composed entirely of young people dedicated to producing relevant musicals for a cause. With OTM, Catie directed and co-produced Rent(Paramount Center for the Arts) and The Who's Tommy (Tarrytown Music Hall), raising thousands of dollars for UNICEF's Unite for Children Unite Against AIDS and NARSAD: the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Catie graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a directing concentration at Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Favorite NYU directing credits including The Girl Who Was Plugged In(from Alan Menken's Weird Romance), Passing Strange, and In the Heights. Catie frequently returns to NYU to direct for their musical theater program, the New Studio on Broadway, most recently Tuck Everlasting and Leader of the Pack.
Professionally, Catie has worked in theaters across NYC and around the world. Recent directing credits include: Empath (Theaterlab), Noise (The Market Theatre Lab, South Africa), Charlotte’s Web and We the People (TheatreworksUSA), and Girl Versus Corinth (Joe’s Pub, FringeNYC, DC Capital Fringe). Associate/assistant directing credits include Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice (Broadway), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (The Public Theater), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre Company), and Measure for Measure (HVSF). She is a 2018 Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, a Lincoln Center Directors Lab alum, and a proud member of SDC.
Catie has developed new work with writing teams Laura Kleinbaum & Willem Oosthuysen, Wes Braver & Rachel Dean, and Kate Thomas & Joey Contreras, among others. She continues to seek out new collaborations and opportunities to use musical theater as a gateway for bringing communities together. To read more about her current and upcoming projects, please click here.