Katie Mitchell



Katie Mitchell is an award-winning theatre and opera director with a career spanning 30 years and over 100 productions, in the UK and internationally. Her work has been staged at the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and the Royal Court and she has been an Associate Director at all three organisations. She is currently a resident director at the Schaubuhne, Berlin, and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg. Previously she was resident director at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and in 2015, the Stadsschouwburg Theatre in Amsterdam presented a retrospective of her work. She has won numerous awards for her directing and an OBE for services to theatre. She is well known for her work on climate change and her advocacy for women and young people. Her opera productions include Written on Skin, Lucia di Lammermoor and Theodora (Royal Opera House), Alcina, Trauernacht, Pelléas et Mélisande (Aix-en-Provence Festival), Kát’a Kabanová, Jephtha, Jenůfa (Welsh National Opera) and Le Vin herbé, Al gran sole carico d’amore and Neither (Berlin State Opera). Her numerous theatre productions include Happy Days, The Cherry Orchard (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg), Orlando, Fraulein Julie, Ophelias Zimmer (Berlin Schaubuhne), Cleansed, Waves, Women of Troy, The Seagull, Three Sisters (National Theatre) and Phoenician Women, A Women Killed with Kindness and Easter (RSC).

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