Katrin Hilbe is a director of Liechtenstein-Kansas origin, working both in the US and in Europe. She has an MA in Philosophy, Musicology, English/American Literature from the University of Berne (Switzerland) and speaks English, German, Italian and French.
Within the German opera world Katrin was assistant director and house director at the Stadttheater Würzburg, Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt, while building her career as a director. She was the first assistant and remounter for Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuther Festspiele in the production of Tankred Dorst. In the US her production of R. Strauss’ Salome for New Orleans Opera won “Best Opera Production”.
Since her move to New York Katrin also directs straight theatre, working both as free-lance director and Artistic Director of her company ManyTracks. MT focusses on works that follow H.L. Mencken´s dictum "For every complex question there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." MT productions have been presented in New York, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the OnStage! Festival in Rome, the Dublin Gay International Theatre Festival where the production of Julia Pascal´s St Joan won the Hilton Edwards Award for best direction and adaptation.
Select theatre credits: SHOOTER EUROPE TOUR 2019, FEGFEUER, IN BED WITH ROY COHN, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, BREAKING THE SILENCE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE MAN IN THE NEWSPAPER HAT, DANTON’S DEATH. Select music-theatre/opera credits: DIE SCHUMANN SONATE, FALSTAFF, PELLEAS ET MELISANDE, FREMD BIN ICH EINGEZOGEN..., Katrin is a regular contributor to EUROPEAN STAGES, a publication of the Martin E. Segal Center. She is a board member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, a member of SDC, TRU, DG and the Playwright Directors Unit of The Actors Studio. For more info, visit Katrinhilbe.com and ManyTracks.org