Artistic Tenents

  • Story telling and the inherent humanity within it

  • Work that asks big, overreaching questions

  • Radical collaboration

  • Process driven

  • Relevant community related content

  • Advocate for original ideas, concepts and marginalized  voices


Katie Chidester is a Southern California-based director and theater artist. She is Co-Founding Artistic Director of intersectional performance + art collective Project La Femme, a group that investigates and promotes community dialog revolving around the female and female-identifying voice. Katie also spent 12 years as an executive member of The Hunger Artist Theatre Co. as an actor, producer and director. She collaborated to direct/devise with experimental playwriting collective, Fell Swoop Playwrights for the Hollywood Fringe Festival for two world premiere productions. Katie directed Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity in North Carolina at Triad Stage and started 2019 assistant directed for Casey Stangl at South Coast Rep. Other credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses (UNCG), Machinal (Long Beach Playhouse), Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief (The Hunger Artists), Sans Merci (The Garage), The Miss Julie Dream Project (Son of Semele) Cloud 9 and Trifles (Triad UpStage). Interned at Yale School of Drama, Summer Cabaret, alumni of Directors Lab West and SDC Observership. Currently, she is a Board Member of OC Theatre Guild.
Katie holds a BA degree from the University of Southern California and an MFA in Directing from The
University of North Carolina, Greensboro.