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Caitlin Kane

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Caitlin Kane is a PhD student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. She earned her BA in English at the University of Cincinnati where she was recognized as the Eleanor Hicks’ Outstanding Female Graduate. She also holds a Master's in Education from the University of Cincinnati where her research focused on developing critical literacy through theatre. This research served as the foundation for her Fulbright in Haskovo, Bulgaria in 2011–12.  

Caitlin’s research interests include the ethics of community-based and documentary performance, queer and feminist theory, theater for young audiences, and methods of collaborative and public scholarship. In addition to her scholarly interests, Caitlin is a freelance dramaturg and director.  She is currently Civic Ensemble’s artistic producer (Ithaca, NY) and a Literary Circle Member with American Theater Company (Chicago, IL). At the Schwartz Center, she assistant directed All God’s Chillun Got Wings, directed in the 2015 Ten-Minute Play Festival, produced the 2016 Ten-Minute Play Festival, and will be dramaturging the 2017 Ten-Minute Play Festival with Aoise Stratford and co-writing and co-directing The Loneliness Project in Spring 2018. Caitlin served as the president of the Association of Graduates in Theatre from 2016–17 and is a 2017–18 NY Public Humanities Fellow.

At Cornell, Caitlin has developed and taught first-year writing seminars focused on historical and documentary theater. She has also served as a TA for courses including Global Cinema and Staging Dissent: Theater and Social Change. While completing her M.Ed., Caitlin served as a TA at the University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music in courses on dramatic literature, dramaturgy, directing, and script analysis. She has worked as a teaching artist with theater companies in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Ithaca since 2008.