In brief: Caitlin, 30, is the girlfriend, the best friend, the comic relief and — all too rarely — a leading lady, in musicals all over town. You’ve seen her in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Actor’s Express (multiple roles including a hilarious White House tour guide); High Society at Stage Door Players; and, at Aurora Theatre, in last season’s world premiere of Clyde n’ Bonnie: A Folk Tale (Blanche Barrow) and the current Drowsy Chaperone (through April 14. Details, tickets HERE.)
She’s the blonde: In Drowsy Chaperone, she plays Kitty (no last name), a chorine and star wannabe who’s romantically involved with the producer. Look for the dumb (sorry) bleach-blonde.
Lives now: In the Smyrna/Vinings area with husband Nathan, a film/video editor and musician, and their beagle, Ella.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in musical theater from Belmont University in Nashville.
Back to Atlanta: Moved back to the metro area right after college, got married and plugged into the local theater scene in 2006.
Where else you’ve seen her: At Georgia Ensemble Theatre (Glimpses of the Moon); Atlanta Lyric Theatre (Leader of the Pack, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Hairspray, as Tracy Turnblad, for which she was Suzi Award nominated); and at Synchronicity Theatre (Free to Be … You & Me).
Drama free? Not from a lack of interest on her part, she says, although she’s not done much non-musical work since college. Casting directors?
Day job: With Urban Enterprises Promotions, a small company that helps other small companies with marketing – poster, handbill, postcard distribution and the occasional appearance.
First time onstage: In middle school as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She credits her chorus teacher with giving her great tools and instilling in her a love for the arts.
Why theater: “I’ve been performing since I was little, and it always allowed me to have a great deal of self-confidence. I’m the oldest of five kids, and having that self-confidence is key to growing up in a large family. [Theater] really allowed me to figure out who I was as a person and who I wanted to be. The satisfaction you get from being in front of a crowd and seeing the enjoyment on their faces is great. I can never picture my life without performing.”
Dream role: “It depends on the time and place in my life. I’ve never been able to nail down the one role or show that I love the most.”
Next: A break! She’s taking the summer off. And her husband thanks her.
Kathy Janich, Encore Atlanta’s managing editor, has been seeing, editing, writing about and working in the performing arts for most of her life. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.