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Actor / Writer / Director

Caitlin Muelder is a creator; writer, director, actor, artist. “Bi-coastal with the Mississippi river” and originally from Galesburg, Illinois, she is now based out of Los Angeles. 

A multi-hyphenate story-teller, her writing crosses genres of science fiction, paranormal / psychological thrillers, and darkly witty period comedies. She specializes in female driven, cautionary tales told from an intersectional feminist perspective.


Self-described as “being a David Bowie in a world of Boy-bands”, Caitlin’s experience as a classical theater actor has deeply influenced her writing – with credits in period dramas like Tom Stoppard’s Invention of Love (Broadway, Dir. Jack O’ Brien), high-brow comedies like Engaged (Off-Broadway, Dir. Doug Hughes), and multitudes of classical and contemporary plays and workshops across the US (including The Old GlobeTheatre, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Lincoln Center), and edgy absurdist comedies in TV and films, such as Hail Caesar! (Dir. the Coen brothers). 

Her directorial and playwriting credits include the LA premiere of Sarah Kane’s haunting 4.48 Psychosis, My Mother's Daughter, co-written with Joy Rovaris, at the New Orleans Theatre Festival, and her own woman show Solitaire, based on the life and death of Amelia Earhart, at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. Her play The Golden Pool was selected for the Cherry Picking Festival in NYC, and her sketch comedy writing has been seen at The Upright Citizen's Brigade, LA and The Second City, LA.  

Caitlin uses her popular Instagram account (imagine, a David Lynch fever dream), for artistic inspiration and as an Esoteric Astrological mood board. She is a graduate of Knox College and The University of San Diego / Old Globe MFA program. She is represented by Chris Coggins at Heroes & Villains and Tony Etz at CAA.

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