Christie Zhao 赵元媛 (She/Her) is a theatre director, a producer and a interdisciplinary artist. She currently serves as the artistic director at Yun Theatre in Seattle.
Her past directing credits include Caught (2023), Good Enemy (2023), 14/48 Festival, Two Goldfish (Who Become Heroes) (2022), Monologues of n Women (2022), and The Good Person of Szechwan (2021). Additionally, she has worked in stage management, light design, and sound design with Sound Theatre Company, Swim Pony, School of Drama at the University of Washington, Dum-Canny Alley, and Fertile Ground Festival.
Growing up in a working-class family in an industrial city in China made her acutely aware of class dynamics and her family’s position in the social whole from a very young age. Discovering theater in college, she pursued a double degree in Computer Science and Drama. This unconventional combination merged technology with her creative soul.
Her aesthetic can be described as bold, socially conscious, and thought-provoking. She gravitates towards works that tackle complex social issues, explore identity and culture, and challenge conventional narratives. She values storytelling that sparks conversations, sheds light on underrepresented perspectives, and pushes boundaries. She is passionate about documentary theatre and new work development.
8/17 – 8/27
Work in Progress
Monologues of n Women: a documentary/devised theatre piece about Chinese women