Songwriting

Caitlin is thrilled to have recently been accepted into the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a lyricist. She has written the lyrics and melodies for dozens of songs and is currently working on the book, lyrics, and melodies for an original TYA musical. 

Playwriting

The working-draft of Caitlin's full-length play, Outbound, is now available on the New Play Exchange. Check it out by using the link below:

https://newplayexchange.org/users/15511/caitlin-collins

A brief synopsis:

Iris is a recent college graduate feeling lost and isolated in her call-center job.  Shelly is a young, grieving widow living in the small town in which Iris's absent mother grew up.  When her outbound phone line reaches Shelly, Iris takes the synchronicity as a sign, traveling to the town and visiting with her estranged grandmother, Ruth.  As these three women grapple with the ghosts of their pasts, their journeys become increasingly intertwined, encircling others in the community who shoulder their own baggage.  Bound together by the human need to connect, their stories weave an exploration of identity, family, loss, and resilience.

An ensemble piece, Outbound calls for five women and two men. In its current form it can be performed with or without an intermission.

Creative Writing

Caitlin’s personal narrative essay “Hearing Voices” was recently accepted for publication in the inaugural issue of Antirrhinum, a Chicago-based literary journal. Check back soon for more information upon publication!

An image board from the early developmental stages of the play  Outbound  - because sometimes it's fun to arts-and-crafts your way through writer's block.

An image board from the early developmental stages of the play Outbound - because sometimes it's fun to arts-and-crafts your way through writer's block.