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Caitlin HargravesAssistant Teaching Professor, Theater StudiesCo-Artistic Director & Resident Actor/Director, Theater Emory


Caitlin J Hargraves (she/her/hers) is a Chilean-American actor and educator who joined the theater studies department full-time in 2019 after a year as a visiting faculty member. She moved to Atlanta after completing her MA at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where her courses were focused around the classical theater. Caitlin received her BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and was also able to train at the International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam. While in New York, she was a member of the performance art collective The Million Underscores and created devised work all around the city. During this time, Caitlin also worked regionally, where some of her favorite roles were Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Texas Shakespeare Festival), and Melinda in My Barking Dog (Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota). Locally she has performed with The Alliance Theater, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Aurora Theater, The Weird Sisters Project, and of course with Theatre Emory.

Caitlin continues to work in the television, film, and voiceover industries in a wide range of projects. Caitlin's research is mainly focused around the integration of body and voice, which is at the core of all of her acting classes as well as any material she writes and/or directs. She has also worked as a dialect coach on a variety of projects and loves to study dialects and their origin cultures. Starting in 2020 Caitlin became an executive producer of SheATL, a summer playwriting festival that aims to amplify and uplight female-identifying voices.