KATIE STYLIANI GRANT is an early career writer, director, and dramaturg. She is most drawn to creating work that:
is built on a rigorous curiosity, asking and exploring complex thoughts
strives for raw, unparalleled, cohesive emotional intelligence
unearths the beauty in the growing and shifting nature of our hearts and minds
Her most recent work includes Mud-Caked Validation & Salt Air, Upheave into a Slidecase, Perishable Skills on Window Sills, and …my arms are open, open, open, but where are you? As a writer/director, her work has been seen and developed with/at the Dramatist Guild Foundation, Ensemble Studio Theatre (Los Angeles), LAFPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative), the Ignite Project, Atwater Village Theatre, [re]group, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation/New York University partnership, and more.
Additionally, she has been assisting librettist and lyricist Carson Kreitzer on the Broadway-bound Lempicka (dir. Rachel Chavkin) throughout production and various development, served as Regina Victor’s assistant dramaturg on La Jolla Playhouse’s reimagined As You Like It, told through a lens of queerness and gender identity (co-dir. Christopher Ashley and Will Davis), and will be serving as assistant director on the upcoming world premiere of Anna Deavere Smith’s Love All (dir. Marc Bruni), based on Billie Jean King’s life.
On the development side, she has also extensively done freelance assistant script work (proofing, formatting, research, etc.) for several writers, and recently received a special acknowledgement on the publication of Mansa Ra’s stunning New York Times Critic’s Pick, …what the end will be.
Teaching and education access are near and dear to her heart and always have been. She is a teaching artist at La Jolla Playhouse, developing and implementing devised arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school aged students. At age 19, she founded and led a large arts festival (funded through grants) that ran for five years and served as a home for showcasing work for hundreds of emerging artists.
Additionally, as a photographer, she has had work featured in The Hollywood Reporter in an article about Tandem Pictures' push for sustainability, and she’s also written a few artist articles about her process as an artist. She received a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and additionally triple minored in BEMT (business of entertainment), producing, and computer science.