Theatre Director and Producer

About

Theatre Director

Watch Katharine, it takes real talent to draw such mature and crisp performances out of young actors, she’s going to go far
— Alan Rickman
 Live from the stage/my workspace
 

Katharine Farmer

Katharine is an Indy Award winning theatre director based in London and Los Angeles. She has received two Best Director nominations at the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards and her production of  Gulf View Drive won Best Production of a Play (large theatre) in 2018.

Directing credits include:
Kiss Me by Richard Bean (2018, Wardrobe Theatre, BOVTS); Silent Meat by David Levelsey (Head First's Love, Sex and Death Festival, Pleasance, London); Incognito by Nick Payne (2017, Rubicon Theatre Company); Last Train to Nibroc (2017, Bermuda Festival); Gulf View Drive by Arlene Hutton (2017, Rubicon Theatre Company); 23.5 Hours by Carey Crim (2016, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Co-Director); See Rock City by Arlene Hutton (2016, Rubicon Theatre Company); Pig Farm by Greg Kotis (2015, St. James Theatre, London); an adaptation ofThe Importance of Being Earnest (2015, Dominion Theatre) which raised £155,000 for the Duchenne Medical Research Fund; Glamping by Carey Crim (2015, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival); Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton (2015, Rubicon Theatre Company); 23.5 Hours (2013, St. James Theatre Studio); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (WSAF, University of Warwick); Look Back in Anger by John Osborne (2012, WUDS, Loft Theatre).

Readings include: 
23.5 Hours by Carey Crim at The Barrow Group, Three Sisters Bronte by Arlene Hutton at New Dramatists (NYC), The Barrow Group (NYC) and Rubicon Theatre Company (CA).

Assistant Director credits include: 
Dracula by Liz Lochead at Loco Klub (dir. John Walton); Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Clywd (dir. Zoe Waterman); Lonesome Traveler by James O'Neil (2015, dir. James O'Neil, 59E59 Theater) - Outer Critic's Circle Award Nomination and Drama Desk Nomination;  The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown (2015, dir. Stephanie Coltrin, Rubicon Theatre) - Ovation Nominated; Wiesenthal by Tom Dugan (2014, dir. Jenny Sullivan, Acorn Theatre, Theatre Row) - Outer Critic's Circle Award Nomination and Drama Desk Nomination; Conviction by Carey Crim (2014, dir. Steven Schwartz Bay Street Theater and Rubicon Theatre); Scenes from a Marriage (2013, dir. Sir Trevor Nunn, St. James Theatre, London).

Katharine is a graduate of the University of Warwick, where she directed a number of plays as Productions Manager of new writing society Freshblood and directed and produced several shows with WUDS (Warwick University Drama Society). She also did the Directing Drama MA at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2017-2018).

Katharine produces under the banner of her theatre company, Dead Posh Productions.

Awards and Recognition

Gulf View Drive - 2017:
Ovation Award winner for Best Production of a Play (large theatre)
Ovation Award nomination for Best Director of a Play (Large Theatre)
Ovation Award nominations for Best Actress (Lily Nicksay), Best Actor (Erik Odom) , Best Supporting Actress (Sharon Sharth and Faline England), Best Lighting (Mike Billings), Best Sound Design (Austin Quan), Best Lighting Design (Mike Billings) and Best Costume Design (Marcy Froehlich)
See Rock City - 2016:
Ovation Award win for Best Actress (Lily Nicksay) 
Ovation Award nomination for Best Director of a Play (Large Theatre)
Ovation Award nominations for Best Actor (Erik Odom) , Best Supporting Actress (Sharon Sharth), Best Lighting (Mike Billings), and Best Set Design (Mike Billings)
Scenie Award for Outstanding Direction
5 further Scenie Awards including Outstanding Production (Comedy-Drama in a Large Theatre)
Last Train to Nibroc - 2015:
3 Ovation Award nominations including Best Production of a Play (Large Theatre)
Santa Barbara Independent Award (Indy Award) for Direction
Pig Farm - 2015:
Long-listed for Best New Comedy and Best Director at the Olivier Awards