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 playwright/director, her work has been seen and developed with/at The Old Globe (Community Voices 2024 Cohort), 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. Her work has been recognized by the Playwrights Foundation/Bay Area Playwrights Festival. She is a member of the Playwrights Center, the Dramatist Guild, and an associate member of SDC.
She has also extensively done freelance assistant work. Highlights include: currently assisting Idina Menzel, assistant script work for playwright Mansa Ra as well as receiving special acknowledgement on the publication of his three most recent plays including his stunning New York Times Critic’s Pick …what the end will be, assistant script work on the Broadway-bound Lempicka (dir. Rachel Chavkin), 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, dramaturg Regina Victor), and assistant director on the world premiere of Anna Deavere Smith’s Love All (dir. Marc Bruni), based on Billie Jean King’s life.
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 recently 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.