Katie Henry was previously resident director of War Horse in the West End and associate director on the 2013–15 UK tour and on the production in China. She is currently associate director for Bristol Old Vic’s West End transfer of Long Day’s Journey into Night. Work as a director includes Alice’s House of Cards and Grandpa Joe’s Giant Storytelling Bed at the Southbank Centre both devised with the company; I Dream Before I Take the Stand, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Last Train to Nibroc at the Orange Tree; Iron at Battersea Arts Centre; and Welcome to Thebes, The Good Person of Szechwan, The Grandfathers and Her Naked Skin for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Work as assistant director includes Lady in the Van for Hull Truck; The Years Between at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton; Cling to me like Ivy for Birmingham REP; Aladdin and The Daughter-in-Law at Watford Palace; and six productions at the Orange Tree during her time as trainee director. As artistic
director of Stand Fast Theatre, Katie Henry is developing a new play with Silva Semerciyan called Motherland which will be presented in 2018. She regularly teaches and mentors actors and directors at
Mountview, the Orange Tree and St Mary’s University.