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Director | Educator | Producer

Kristine began her career as an actress but moved into directing and teaching in the early years of her professional life. She co-founded Tamasha Theatre in 1989 and as Co - Artistic Director directed all but one of the company’s shows. Her 1996 production, East is East, was nominated for an Olivier award and her original production of Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and A Funeral won the Barclays Theatre Award for Best New Musical. Other productions for Tamasha include The Trouble with Asian Men (artsdepot, Soho Theatre and UK tours), A Fine Balance (Hampstead Theatre and UK tour), Child of the Divide (Polka Theatre, artsdepot and UK and US ,  Sweet Cider, (Arcola Theatre) an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Lyric Theatre and national tour )The House of Bilquis Bibi (Hampstead Theatre and national tour 2010) and most recently The Arrival, ( national tour) inspired by Shaun Tan's graphic novel in collaboration with Circus Space

Kristine’s freelance credits include directing with the Royal Court Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Palace Theatre Westcliff, Nitro, Yellow Earth Theatre and The Royal Danish Theatre, where she directed the Con:FUSIONS workshop in 2005, aimed at developing cultural diversity in Scandinavian theatre.

More recently Kristine has worked in the Higher Education space as Senior Lecturer in Acting at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has also been a regular guest director at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama ,East15 Acting School, the National School of Drama in India, Central School of Speech and Drama, London and L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris.

Her screen  credits include  Back Chat and Midnight Feast, a short film screened at the 11th Raindance Film Festival .

Kristine is currently freelancing as director and educator between Australia and the UK.