Caitlin Lewins

BW theatre alumna Caitlin Lewins was selected for a Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship.

BW alumna selected for prestigious playwright fellowship

April 25, 2017

Caitlin LewinsCaitlin Lewins ’10 is one of six Northeast Ohio-based artists selected for an artistic fellowship with the Cleveland Public Theatre. Lewins is working as a Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow in a year-long program for emerging playwrights in Northeast Ohio. During the fellowship she has had the opportunity to develop her work through readings, staged readings and workshops.

Since her time studying theatre, philosophy and music at BW, Lewins has racked up experience in directing, line producing, music directing, acting and creating. Her most recent work was co-directing and music directing "44 Plays for 44 Presidents."

During the 2013-2014 season, she worked as a Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellow to conceive and direct the play "Left in Ink" which is a "devised documentary performance about people who have memorial tattoos for suicide victims" according to the play’s description on

Performances of the Cleveland native include "Red Ash Mosaic" (workshop), "She’s Wearing White…," "Air Waves," "Earth Plays," "Bird Behind the Curtain" (Big Box ’13), "13 Most American Dreams," "Grizzly Mama" and "The New Century."

Throughout her fellowship, Lewins will work with Melissa Crum — also a Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow — to develop the new work, "Everything is okay (and other helpful lies)."