Katie O’Halloran

Katie O'Halloran

Katie is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary direc­tor based in Dublin, orig­i­nally from Min­neapo­lis, Minnesota.

She works across mul­ti­ple medi­ums in Ire­land and inter­na­tion­ally. Her work cel­e­brates the­atri­cal­ity, exam­ines the mate­ri­al­ity and effects of bor­ders and con­fines, and pri­ori­tises a thor­ough prob­ing of the text. She fuses her love of analysing lan­guage with detailed vocal and phys­i­cal work, as she firmly believes that “actors write with their bodies”.

Katie was the 2022 recip­i­ent of the Marie Mullen Bur­sary with Druid The­atre. She was selected as a stu­dio direc­tor with the Irish National Opera and worked with the com­pany through­out their 2022/​2023 season.

She holds a BFA (Hons) in Musi­cal The­atre from The Boston Con­ser­va­tory (con­cen­tra­tions in Direct­ing, Act­ing, Song­writ­ing) and an MFA (Dis­tinc­tion) in Direct­ing from The Lir National Acad­emy of Dra­matic Art.