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Cait O’Connor is a New York-based painter and designer for opera, dance, theater, and film. She returns to HGO after serving as the original costume and puppet designer for the company’s 2017 production of La traviata, for which she received the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design. O’Connor recently designed Hamlet for The Old Globe in San Diego. Her other major projects include Rossignol (Canadian Opera Company); Inspiré (Cirque du Soleil); The Seagull (Anton’s Week LLC); Lie of the Mind, Romeo and Juliet, and Parade (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 a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Design for Stage and Film at New York University. 

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