Katrina was raised in hectic Jakarta, conservative Utah and dead-after-9pm Canberra. She’s been a camp counsellor, birth activist and kindergarten teacher.
She is also an obsessive note-taker. It’s a compulsion that has served her well as a writer, director, playwright and dramaturg. Although Katrina works in many genres, her true love is feminist horror. Her Indonesian ghost story, White Song, is part of Dark Whispers: Volume One, Australia’s first all-female directed horror anthology. Her supernatural play, Siti Rubiyah, was developed through the Playwriting Australia & CAAP LOTUS program. It has had multiple developments in Australia and Singapore, including with Sydney Theatre Company and La Boite Theatre. Katrina is currently adapting Siti Rubiyah as a feature film with support from Screen Queensland.
She has written two award-winning crime web series and worked as a dramaturg for Queensland Theatre and Playwriting Australia. Katrina was an enthusiastic, pyjama wearing participant of AFTRS’ online 2020 National Talent Camp where she developed her heart-warming multicultural midwifery drama series, Mother Tongue. Katrina celebrates her Indonesian-Australian heritage and champions representations of diversity.
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