Hopkins is an award-winning actress, director, producer and has worked in theater, film, and television for over 30 years. As a director, writer, and producer her production of The World According to Snoopy made its world premiere in a joint production between Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance, The Harrison New Work Commission and Theatre Under The Stars, and an additional regional premiere at Theatre Aspen, and has been licensed by Concord Theatricals. Hopkins also produced and directed the premiere of Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley’s A Little Princess, licensed by MTI, and directed the Austin premiere of Lippa’s song cycle Unbreakable with the Austin Gay Men’s Chorus.
Other producing credits include numerous radio plays and musicals for The Plays the Thing Series (LA Theatre Works) and for television The Pet Shop (Animal Planet Network) hosted by comedian Andy Kindler. As Artistic Director for the Harrison New Works Commission at Texas State she produced numerous new musicals by Alex Gemignani, Erin Ortman, Geoffrey Nauffs, Theresa Rebeck, Sheryl Kaller, Jonathan Brooke, Larry Grossman, Adam Cates, Andrew Lippa, Christian Warner, Christopher d’Amboise, Mark Hollmann, Tony Walton, Kim D. Sherman, Daniel Miller, Adam Quinn, Jared Goldsmith, Yusha-Marie Solzano and co-producing the pre-Broadway prep workshop for We Won’t Sleep (Signature Theatre). As a director, favorite new work credits include: The Boch and Harnick Revue To Life! which she co-conceived with Tony award winner Robert L. Freedman (The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), The Two Orphans by Theresa Rebeck, and Collision Course by Jim Price (The Lark Play Development Center). Hopkins is an alumnus of the Playwright and Director's Workshop at The Actors Studio in New York, and the Theatre Artists Workshop of Westport. Kaitlin’s directing credits at Texas State University include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Rent, Anything Goes, Urinetown, Hair, All Shook Up, Oklahoma!, The Wild Party, and Bat Boy-The Musical. Her productions at Texas State have been recognized with numerous awards by the Austin Critics' Table Awards.
Hopkins hails from a long line of industry professionals including mother two-time Oscar nominee, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress Shirley Knight, father award-winning producer Gene Persson, and step-father award-winning playwright/screenwriter John R. Hopkins.