Cait O'Connor

Costume & Puppet Designer

The New York-based illustrator and painter, who also works as a costume designer for opera, dance, theater, and film, received the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding Costume Design) for La traviata, which has also been seen at Houston Grand Opera. She recently designed Hamlet for The Old Globe in San Diego. Among her other major projects have been Le rossignol (Canadian Opera Company); Inspiré (Cirque du Soleil); The Seagull (Anton’s Week LLC); Lie of the Mind, Romeo and Juliet, and Parade (all for Trinity Repertory Theater); Titus Andronicus (Public Theater); Balm in Gilead (Solo Foundation); The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull Theater); and other productions for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Free Play Festival, The Wooster Group, and Shakespeare in the Park, among many other venues. With Michael Curry, O’Connor designed large-scale puppets and interactive costumes for the Opéra National de Paris. She has exhibited work in New York galleries (including the Monique Goldstrom Gallery in Soho) and has participated in the group exhibition “Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin,” organized by BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin, and Contaminate NYC. O’Connor holds an M. F. A. degree from the Department of Design for Stage and Film at New York University. Cait O’Connor is supported by the Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Costume Designer Endowed Chair.

Previously at Lyric: Costume and Puppet Designer/La traviata (2018/19, 2013/14).

Last updated: February 16, 2019