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Caitlin Ryan O’Connell is a theater director and teaching artist based in Brooklyn.  She has directed and developed work at Clubbed Thumb, The Bushwick Starr, The Public, Ars Nova, The Lark, Roundabout, New Georges, The Hearth,  Fault Line Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Denver Center. In 2018, Caitlin co-created a Senior Center Storytelling program with Rachel Kauder Nalebuff supported by The Bushwick Starr.  She teaches theater classes in senior centers throughout Bushwick and mentors artists who join the program as co-teachers. She has also taught at NYU's Playwrights Horizons Theater School, The New School, Wellesley College, Powerhouse Theater Training Company, The National Theatre Institute, and with the International Theatre Project in Rwanda. Caitlin is New Georges affiliated artist and currently developing a new play with Steph Del Rosso in a year long Audrey Residency.  She is a former Clubbed Thumb directing fellow, Actors Theatre directing apprentice, New Georges Jam member, and alum of Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab 2017. BA Wellesley College, MFA Brown University. ​

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Inspired by Rajio Taisō, the radio calisthenics program aired on public radio every morning in Japan, The Silver Lining is a short audio program that invites listeners to spend twenty minutes of their day breathing together and exercising their creative minds. The program is created by teaching theater artists Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, Caitlin Ryan O’Connell, Camila Canó Flaviá, Nicole Villamil, and Coleman Zurkowski.

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