Katey Wattam is an emerging director of mixed settler and Anishinaabe ancestry based in Montreal. Her work interconnects and interweaves personal narratives, fragments of memory, vivid images, and text to create a complex emotional, cultural, and political tapestry in an overlay of interlaced designs.
In 2017-2018 with the support of the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) mentorship program, she directed Jovette Marchessault’s Night Cows which debuted at the MAI in May 2018. Night Cows has since been a part of short feminist works festival Revolution They Wrote in Montreal, and at Factory Theatre in Toronto. She is an alum of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship program with a specialization in directing and creation.
She is currently assisting Yvette Nolan on The Penelopiad, and Reasonable Doubt this winter; both at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. Selected directing credits include: Her Side of the Story Festival (Festival AD, Imago Theatre), Richard III (Moyse Hall), Cherry Docs (Beige Theatre Co.), Never Swim Alone (Beige Theatre Co.), Reaching for Starlight (AD, Geordie Theatre), Clean Slate (AD, Talisman Theatre).
Katey will be interning with Imago from September to December 2019 thanks to the support of the Conseil des Arts de Montreal.