Caitlin’s first time “onstage” was when, at 5 years old, she was cast as “Mary” in her church’s Christmas Pageant. She was to say her line, pickup Baby Jesus and carry him down the isle, but the kid playing “Joseph,” pushed her down, said her line and ripped Baby Jesus from her arms.
It was a fitting and dramatic introduction to the world of theatre, which she would call her home from that day forward. Originally from Indiana where she worked with Indiana Repertory Theatre (Juvie), Indianapolis Civic Theatre (The Crucible, The Hobbit), Boone County Civic Theatre (Little Women, Our Town, Steel Magnolias, Sound of Music), Edyvean Repertory (Camelot), Theatre on the Square (…and stuff…, Splendor in the Grass) and the American Cabaret Theatre (Evita), as well as other community theatres in the Indianapolis area. Caitlin moved to Chicago in 1997 to attend the Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts, and then majored in Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at UIC some of her favorite roles included: “Roxanne” in The Artificial Jungle, “Viola” in Indulgence in the Louisville Harem, “Gwen” in 5th of July, “Snoopy” in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “Bessie” in Awake & Sing, and “Floss” in the Prisoner’s Dilemma.
Since living in Chicago, Caitlin has performed with Dark Knight (24 Hour Playfest), Chase Park (Midsummer…), HyperWorld (Devil Inside), 20th Century Ensemble (Picasso at the Lapin Agile) and Totally Adequate Scone’s entry for Rhinofest 2012 at The Prop Thtr. and, of course, most recently, with her new family, Ludicrous Theatre (Rocky Horror…, Conquest of the Universe…). She’s excited to be in such good company. She also enjoys puns.