Christie directs vibrant experiences, breathing life into musical theatre, plays and innovative new works.

After receiving the “highest recommendation” accolade from the New York Theater Buying Guide for its 2023 run, Borderless won “Best Production” at the Grand Awards Gala for the United Solo Theatre Festival New York on Theatre Row, 42nd Street, Spring 2024. Ron Gross writes ‘rarely have we been so soul-struck by 85 minutes of play-going.’ For both the NYC productions and the preceding Sydney premiere Christie was Director and Dramaturg on this multi-award-winning show, which received laurels for placing as Semi-Finalist in the Script and Storyboard Showcase, Los Angeles, was shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Playwright Award and won the official selection for Best Script Award in London.

Before this, Christie was Director/Choreographer and Co-Producer for the world-premiere Australian production of The City at Sydney Opera House, for which she received a CreateNSW Play the City grant.

Christie was Directorial Intern on Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, under the direction of 3-time Tony® Award-winner Jack O’Brien. She was both Director and Designer for Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire with Exit Game Productions. Christie also sat in on rehearsals for The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race (premiere), a new Australian comedy by Melanie Tait at Ensemble Theatre. She was then Assistant Director for the new musical, The Red Tree, which opened at The Sydney Opera House and continued at Arts Centre Melbourne, written by award-winning Playwright Hilary Bell and ARIA award-winning Composer Greta Gertler-Gold based on the award-winning book by Shaun Tan.

Christie was Assistant Director for Into The Woods: In Concert at NYC Town Hall, which boasted an all Broadway-star cast including Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Betsy Wolfe and Kate Shindle. She was Program Director for Werk With BWay’s summer intensives: Be More Chill, Wicked and Les Misérables which oversaw Masterclasses from Broadway stars George Salazar, Joel Waggoner, Tiffany Mann, Gina Claire Mason, Caroline Bowman, Derek Klena, Alice Ripley and Tam Mutu.

Christie was Program Associate for Making It On Broadway intensives in NYC and has sat on the final panel for Making It On Broadway in both Sydney and New York City. Christie was Director Observer for the Broadway-aimed musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz , Goodspeed Musicals, USA.

Her previous productions include Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Pursuit, Coffee Art (premiere), Better Versions of Ourselves (premiere) and City of Angels. She assisted on The Matilda Waltz (premiere) and The Diary of Anne Frank at The New Theatre, then returning to direct the staged reading of The Chapel Perilous.

Christie wrote and directed a cabaret; Show Off!? A History of Broadway Explained (premiere) and has choreographed over 60 performers in Hot Mikado.

Her production of Company, by Sondheim, was named Best Fringe Production (Musical), by Sydney Arts Guide.

Other productions include The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb (premiere) and 42nd Street as well as the snapshot of The Longest Journey for New Musicals Australia at Hayes Theatre Co. Stones In His Pockets, for which she was Assistant Director, toured nationally.

Upcoming, Christie will present for the International University Global Theatre Experience in their conference on her topic “Cutting Edge Technologies and their Implementation in Rehearsal and Performance”. This will take place in a castle in Austria, where she looks forward to sharing knowledge with professional artists collaboratively from many continents.

Christie Koppe is a Theatrical Director who has completed A Practical Approach to Directing through Yale University, USA, has a Master of Teaching (Drama & Languages [Spanish and Italian Studies]) and Bachelor of Arts, including Performance Studies, from The University of Sydney and has completed the Director’s and Writer’s Studio: Live Performance, NIDA.