Artistic Director

Touchstone Theatre Artistic Director: Katrina Dunn

Katrina Dunn

Katrina Dunn is a Vancouver-based Director, Artistic Director and Producer. Now in her 18th Season at Touchstone, she has been the Artistic Director since 1997, overseeing that company's all-Canadian mandate. Highlights of her years at Touchstone include the premiere of Kevin Kerr's Governor Generals Award-winning Unity (1918), and productions of plays by Jason Sherman, Michael Lewis MacLennan, Shawn Macdonald, Janet Munsil and many others. In 2003 she co-founded, with Norman Armour, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival; an annual city-wide performance festival which has quickly become one of the city's most important cultural events. In 2011 she co-created the In Tune Conference with the Arts Club's Rachel Ditor.  Her many freelance directing credits include work for the Arts Club Theatre Company (A Christmas Story), Bard on the Beach (Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline), and Studio 58 (Attempts On Her LifeThe Caucasian Chalk Circle, At the Black Pig's Dyke). She has been nominated seven times for Jessie Awards in Outstanding Direction, and won twice: once for her work on Michael Healey's Kicked, and once for her co-direction of Judith Thompson's Palace of the End.  In 2010 she was awarded the Bra D'Or (Golden Bra) Award by the Women's Caucus of the Playwrights Guild of Canada for her efforts to promote the work of Canadian women playwrights.