Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks 2019
KING PHILIP’S HEAD IS STILL ON THAT PIKE JUST DOWN THE ROAD
written by Daniel Glenn
directed by Caitlin Ryan O’Connell
With Rachel Christoper, Crystal Finn, Jennifer Ikeda, Elizabeth Kenny, Layla Khoshnoudi, Lou Rosato, Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Sam Breslin Wright
sets by Carolyn Mraz
costumes by Melissa Ng
lights by Amith Chandrashaker
sound by Emily Aucielo
production stage manager Kristy Bodall
The councilmen of Plymouth Colony determine how to be Good in the New World.
June 19 – June 29, 2019
Mon – Sat at 8pm
Caitlin will direct The War of the Worlds at Montana Repertory Theatre in January of 2020
The 1938 Radio Script by Howard E. Koch based on the novel by H.G. Wells will be revitalized through this upcoming production in Montana that will tour the state and be broadcasted on the radio live!
More info HERE
Caitlin was recently published in The 53rd State Occasional no.2!
Each edition of the Occasional invites a guest editor to talk with artists, thinkers and members of our community about questions that we have and topics that move us. For the second issue, we invited playwright Will Arbery to do the asking, and in turn he invited Alexander Borinsky, Matty Davis, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Corinne Donly, David Greenspan, Phillip Howze, Julia Jarcho, Modesto Flako Jimenez, Mia Katigbak, MJ Kaufman, Kristine Haruna Lee, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Daaimah Mubashshir, Rachel Marlene Kauder Nalebuff, Caitlin Ryan O'Connell, Zach Rufa, Ren Dara Santiago, Celine Song, Jordan Tannahill, Kate Tarker, Alice Tuan, Korde Arrington Tuttle, and Madeline Wise to consider the notion of "invitation."
*The 53rd State Occasional No. 2 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
CAITLIN IS A PART OF NEW GEROGES 2018-2019 JAM
“In this biennial round of finding new members of The New Georges Jam, our collaboration-based lab for early-career theatermakers, we were simply bowled over by the astonishing — and energizing! — field of applicants. Now we’re thrilled to welcome Bleu Beckford-Burell, Lydia Blaisdell, Deepali Gupta, Miranda Haymon, Dara Malina, Rebecca Martinez, Eli Nixon, Jolene Noelle, Caitlin Ryan O’Connell, Taylor Reynolds, Charly Evon Simpson and Kate Tarker — playwrights, directors, The Jam’s first composer and first generative dramaturg!”
Learn More HERE
An original concert-play and look at the descent of the Lady Macbeth set to the iconic music of Ike and Tina Turner, The Doors, and more. Previously developed at Judson Memorial, Trinity Rep, and Chautauqua Theater Company.
Peter Mark Kendall
Caitlin Ryan O'Connell
TWIN SIZE BEDS at DESSERT: A QUEER PERFORMANCE SERIES
Come see a sneak peek of TWIN SIZE BEDS by Sam Schanwald
APRIL 3rd, 7:30pm
NEXT DOOR @ NYTW
Sam Schanwald and their treehouse band of Avery Leigh Draut and Zack Milster spreading the roots of Twin Size Beds for the first time ever! (under the direction of Caitlin Ryan O'Connell!).
Our treehouse has a twin bed, a lantern, a shag carpet full of bugs, and a rotary dial phone. It’s a real place, and also a piggy bank for those stirrings you got inside your pubescent body in grade school. From the window, we can see the twin boys who live next door undressing and dressing themselves for soccer practice. Sit down with a coloring book and, please, save some fruit snacks for the others. There has to be enough for all of us. We’re stuck in here. Featuring music by Avery Leigh Draut.
More about the night...
The festival closes with a night that brings together queer and trans musicians from different backgrounds to showcase and celebrate the spectrum of queer experience. Featuring: Theda Hammel, Ryan Haddad, Brian Rady, & Sam Schanwald.
$14 tickets with code ARTIST.
FORKLIFT READING SERIES at LOADING DOCK THEATRE
TWIN SIZE BEDS
By Sam Schanwald
Directed by Caitlin Ryan O'Connell
Featuring music by Avery Leigh Draut
April 29 2018, 7pm
170 Tillary Street
Our treehouse has a twin bed, a lantern, a shag carpet full of bugs, and a rotary dial phone. It's a real place, and also a piggy bank for those stirrings you got inside your pubescent body in grade school. From the window, we can see the twin boys who live next door undressing and dressing themselves for soccer practice. Sit down with a coloring book and, please, save some fruit snacks for the others. There has to be enough for all of us. We're stuck in here.
MORE INFO HERE
Caitlin is thrilled to be a 2018 New Georges Audrey Resident!
JANUARY 12, 2018
WELCOME 2018 NEW GEORGES AUDREY RESIDENTS!
Announcing Cycle 5, the new group of Audrey residents at New Georges!
Named for Audrey Bernfield, Susan’s mom, an innovative mentor and of course a great supporter of our company, the year-long residencies that make up our core play development program are project-based and collaboration-focused. Residency consists of up to 3 weeks of space in The Room to spend working on a new-play project over the course of the year, a monthly meal and conversation with the full resident community, and additional resources we muster as needs emerge.
LEARN MORE HERE
You're cordially invited to ....
MACBETH IN STRIDE is an electrified look at the descent of the Lady Macbeth and her husband
set to the iconic music of Ike and Tina Turner, The Doors, and more.
Featuring Shakespeare's text the show takes an intimate look at a relationship in turmoil
and the effects of vaulting ambition.
MACBETH IN STRIDE is a Whitney White Collaboration and part one in a series of concert plays exploring
Shakespeare's women, set to Rock and Roll.
Directed by Caitlin Ryan O'Connell
Produced by Emily Breeze
Peter Mark Kendall
M. Florian Staab
JANUARY 11th, 8 PM
JANUARY 12th, 7:30 PM and 10 PM
Three performances only.
CLUBBED THUMB WINTERWORKS '17 Announcement
Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship
Caitlin is one of three 2016/17 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellows.
In partnership with Playwrights Horizons Theater School, The Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship is a five month new play directing intensive, under the mentorship of alumni artists Anne Kauffman and Ken Rus Schmoll.
Over the course of the fall semester, three early-career directors work on new plays by Clubbed Thumb alumni playwrights with PHTS student and alumni actors. In January, the directors build on their work, directing professional actors in same plays, with a limited number of performances.
check out this interview...
Love Hurts in Brown/Trinity’s Nightingale
"Director Caitlin Ryan O’Connell has devised some imaginative staging in a tight 90-minute show."
"The last 25 minutes are some of the most intense theater I have experienced all year."
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BWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional World
INTERVIEW WITH FELLOW ALUMS OF THE NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE AT EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER