Caitlin Ryan O'Connell is a freelance theatre director based in New York.

Caitlin, my director, loves to get so wrapped up in the world of the text that she tents it over her head like a childhood fort made of living room cushions and bedsheets. Her readings of characters’ motivations were occasionally so ingeniously convoluted that we’d have to ask her to rephrase for the rest of us. But she always had a point.
— Nicholas Sawin, Playwright