Artistic Director

Touchstone Theatre Artistic Director: Katrina Dunn

Katrina Dunn

Katrina Dunn is a Vancouver-based Director, Artistic Director, Dramaturg, and Producer. Now in her 19th Season at Touchstone, she has been the Artistic Director since 1997, overseeing the company's all-Canadian mandate. 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 In Tune with the Arts Club's Rachel Ditor; a biennial event that develops and showcases new Canadian musicals.  Her many freelance directing credits include work for the Arts Club Theatre Company, Bard on the Beach, and Studio 58. 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.