Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, September 10, 2021 and Castine Patriot, September 9, 2021 and The Weekly Packet, September 9, 2021
Brooklin native appointed new artistic director of Opera House Arts
Opera House Arts announces that, following a national search, Cait Robinson will become its new artistic director beginning September 19, according to a press release. Robinson joins Executive Director Tony Adams and General Manager Pam Getto on the leadership team.
“She’s a great director with a deep knowledge of our local communities,” said Adams. “I’m excited to have her return to the Opera House. Her first professional experience out of college was directing a reading at the Opera House, so it’s a homecoming in many ways. She will be a great partner as we build upon the amazing legacy of the Opera House to grow and evolve the organization for the future.”
A Brooklin native and Bowdoin College graduate, Robinson’s recent productions include The Clean House at Portland Stage Company, Pinocchio at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Proclamation: World Sick and Proclamation: Unite at American Repertory Theater, The House of Bernarda Alba at Ohio Northern University, and Gidion’s Knot and False Flag (world premiere) at Dramatic Repertory Company. She has directed workshops at Cincinnati Playhouse, ART, Portland Stage, The Lark, the Drama League, and New Repertory Theater, among others.
“I’m thrilled to be returning home to Downeast Maine in this new role,” said Robinson, “and it is a special honor to join this incredible staff at such a pivotal moment in the American theater.”
Robinson is a former Drama League New York Directing Fellow and headed the college Summer Intensive Program at Cape Cod Theatre Project. Past affiliations and training include Senior Directing Fellow at Cincinnati Playhouse, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, SDCF Observership program, Directors Lab West, American Conservatory Theater fellowship program, Portland Stage Company internship, Celebration Barn Theater, Bowdoin College and the National Theater Institute. She is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.