Catie is a New York City based director focused on contemporary musical theater and classical adaptations. She grew up an hour north of New York City in Peekskill, NY, where she spent her childhood dressing her brother in tutus, convincing the neighborhood kids that their bikes were actually horses, and being the boss of everything. Catie began directing at the age of sixteen and hasn't stopped since. At 17 she co-founded Over the Moon Productions, an independent theater company composed entirely of young people dedicated to presenting relevant musicals for a cause. With Over the Moon Productions, Catie directed and co-produced Rent and The Who's Tommy, 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. She was involved in a plethora of productions at NYU, with favorite directing credits including The Girl Who Was Plugged In (from Alan Menken's Weird Romance), Passing Strange, and In the Heights. While still a part-time student senior year, Catie joined the stage management team of the hit Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, which led to additional SM work. These jobs gave her unique insight on how all of the components of a show come together, and they have informed the way she approaches directing.
Catie has worked on a variety of projects both as a director and assistant director. She aims to tell stories that make us reflect on our lives and community in a way that initiates conversations and forward thinking, particularly about gender roles, mental health, and marginalized groups. New works include Glory Misplaced, a fictionalized examination of the Steubenville High School rape case’s impact on a single family, and Girl Versus Corinth, a feminist reimagining of Medea that examined what people will sacrifice for social justice. As an associate/assistant director she has called upon her organizational skills and understanding of all aspects of production to best support each director with whom she works. Catie continues to seek out new collaborations and opportunities to use contemporary musical theater as a gateway for connecting with audiences.