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Caitlin Ryan O’Connell

Theater Credits
* denotes world premiere             
Landfill* (upcoming)   Dalia Taha     Brown Playwright MFA Thesis     
The Love of the Nightingale (upcoming)   Timberlake Wertenbaker     Brown Trintiy Rep MFA     
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant   Ranier Werner Fassbinder     Brown Trinitiy Rep MFA     
So Unnatural a Level*    Gary Winter     The Tens, Actors Theatre of Louisville     
Cymbeline   William Shakespeare     Brown Trinity Rep MFA     
Noir*   Emily Woodruff     New Voices, Actors Theatre of Louisville     
Opal*   Lloyd Suh     The Tens, Actors Theatre of Louisville     
That Noise*   Dominic Finocchiaro     The Tens, Actors Theatre of Louisville     
Car Plays: five plays for small audiences*   Molly Clasen     Actors Theatre A/I Company     
Heroes! (or nine ordinary people on stage?)*   Ensemble Devised     Actors Theatre A/I Company     
The World of Girls*   Senoir Thesis (also playwright)     Wellesley College     
Duck Variations   David Mamet     Wellesley College     
Other Credits
WORSHOPS (selected)             
American Wake    in development with Hannah Shepard and Shura Baryishnikov          
Earthly Flesh and Blood   Sopie Netanel     Writing is Live, Brown University     
Monument   Katie Ka Vang     Writing is Live, Brown University     
Unnamed Lands   Nicholas Sawin      Actors Theatre of Louisville     
Generation Therapy the Musical    Elizs Orleans      NTI/O'Neill Theater Center     
Hypnosis for Salesman    Dan Shahly     NTI/O'Neill Theater Center     
ASSISTANT DIRECTING (selected)             
Baby Screams Miracle*   Clare Barron      Clubbed Thumb Summerworks      Portia Krieger
True West   Sam Shepard     Actors Theatre of Louisville     Adam Rapp
The Way of Things   Theresa Rebeck     NPC/O'Neill Theater Center     Wendy C. Goldberg
Slowgirl*   Greg Pierce     LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater     Anne Kauffman
Death Tax*   Lucas Hnath     Humana Festival of New American Plays     Ken Rus Schmoll
The Veri**on Play*   Lisa Kron     Humana Festival of New American Plays      Nicholas Martin
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity    Kristoffer Diaz     Actors Theatre of Louisville      KJ Sanchez

Teaching Artist in Residence
Agohozo Shalom Youth Village, Rwanda 2015
-Taught with the International Theatre and Literacy Project and devised plays with Rwandan youth based on their stories and words.

Assistant to Artistic Director of The National Playwrights Conference
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center 2012
-Assistant to Wendy C. Goldberg. Coordinating and supporting eight world premiere staged readings.

Directing Intern
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville KY 2011-2012
-Season-long employment as a resident directing assistant and resident director for the Apprentice/Intern Company.

Company Intern
Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center 2011
-Assisted the artistic and production teams during the Summerworks ’11 Festival.

Company Intern
New York Neofuturists, Kraine Theater NYC 2009
-Assisted ensemble in rehearsal and performance for the weekly Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.

Puppeteer & Designer
Full Stop Collective, Tribeca NYC 2009
-Designed and built shadow puppets for original play. Worked as puppeteer in performance.

Home of Hope, Cape Town South Africa 2007
-Worked in an orphanage and led theater workshops about health education in Cape Town townships.

Kearsarge Arts Theater, South Africa Tour 2002
-Traveled around South Africa, from Johannesburg to Cape Town, performing original musical writing by youth around the world. Performed in townships and churches. Performed in Soweto on National Youth Day.
Education and Training
Brown University, Providence, RI, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Class of 2016

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Class of 2010, Graduated with Honors in Theatre Studies Major

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT, The National Theater Institute
Summer of 2008 Theatermakers (Director) and Fall 2008 Semester Intensive

Trained with St. Petersburg Theater Arts Academy (Russia, 2011), Simon McBurney’s Complicite (London, 2010),
and the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford, 2008)