Paul Barritt is making his HGO debut. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director (with Suzanne Andrade) of the London-based theater company 1927. For 1927, he has co-created, animated, and designed three highly acclaimed and innovative animated shows: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, and Golem. His operatic debut was The Magic Flute for the Komische Opera Berlin, which he co-conceived and animated and which has been licensed to opera houses in Germany, the United States, Spain, Finland, and Poland. In 2017, he co-created and animated Stravinsky's Petrushka and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortileges for the Komische Opera. For his work with 1927, he has won the Critic’s Circle Award for best design (Golem) and the coveted Knight of the Illumination award for Best Projection (Golem). Outside of 1927, he has collaborated with Musik Fabrik Köln on an animated new music concert (Krazy Kat Projekt); created the short film White Morning (2013), which played in many of the major film festivals including Sundance, Melbourne International Film Festival, and London Short Film Festival; and collaborated with the Victoria and Albert Museum to animate a painting by Dennis van Alsloot. He also lectures in animation and illustration at Middlesex University. In 2015, he was featured alongside Suzanne Andrade in the Progress 1000, a list of the 1,000 most influential people in London, and in 2016 he was featured in The Stage 100 List of the most influential people in UK theater.