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Ask for Jane ~ Independent Feature Film

Currently playing in select theaters across the country

Written and Directed by Rachel Carey

Based on a concept by Cait Cortelyou

Produced by Cait Cortelyou, NYEH Entertainment, Raptor Films, and Carolines Entertainment

"'The biggest standouts in the cast are Cait Cortelyou and Cody Horn. Cortelyou plays the character that is the protagonist who is (rightfully) the most agreeable character in the film. She does a good job of offering a more moderate perspective on the events with a particular charm and approachability." - Sean Boelman, Popaxiom

"Cortelyou is sweet and sensitive as Rose. She has the seemingly picture-perfect life with a boyfriend and a dream, but her work within the Collective ends up threatening all that. […] Cortelyou and Horn are amazing. This must be seen!" Kristen Lopez, Citizen Dame

"The acting of this was incredible and realistic, including but not limited to the performances from Cait Cortelyou, Cody Horn, Chloë Levine, Sophie von Haselberg, Sarah Ramos, Sarah Steele, and Megan Channell." - Sophia Jin, The Hot Pink Pen

"Cait Cortelyou, who commissioned the script from director Rachel Carey, produced the film, and plays the lead, convincingly shows how a University of Chicago student who had a supportive boyfriend and an obliging personality, slowly evolved into a “women’s libber” whose sense of responsibility to other women pushed her to risk everything to help them through what for some was a life-or-death crisis." Jennifer Merin, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

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Romeo & Juliet & Zombies ~ New York Premiere

April 2015 at the New Ohio Theatre in New York City

Written by Melody Bates

Directed by Joan Jubett

Produced by Hard Sparks

"The entire cast fully commits to the daunting paradox of this show: Is it possible to blend the language of serious Shakespeare with horror-movie hijinks? In one scene, an undead Mercutio flirts with a zombie fighter (Cait Cortelyou, adept at 'stoic badass female hero' stance)." - Rachel Kerry, New York Theatre Review

"The sword skills of the fabulous ensemble, especially the Searchers (Cait Cortelyou and Margie Sharp Douglas), might have you screaming 'kill him again!'" - Ed Malin, NY Theater Now

"Fighting the undead are two Buffy-like searchers (Margi Sharp Douglas, Cait Cortelyou) sworn to this sacred duty... as delightful as a rom-com dripping with blood can be." - Nicole S, Mildly Bitter's Musings

If Colorado Had An Ocean ~ World Premiere

November-December 2014 at La MaMa E.T.C.

Written by Mike Gorman

Directed by David Bennett

Produced by The Forty Hour Club

"The actors are terrific: Jeff Pagliano and Cait Cortelyou mine darker territory as Jason and Nancy. [...] my favorite kind of theater, not just inviting us to spend time in a different time and place, but really immersing us in it, engaging all of our senses and leaving us with much to ponder and savor long after the show is over." - Martin Denton, NY Theater Now

Romeo & Juliet & Zombies ~ World Premiere

June-July 2014 at the Stonington Opera House in Stonington, Maine

Written by Melody Bates

Directed by Joan Jubett

Produced by Opera House Arts

"Roen and Cortelyou are polar opposites as the Searchers; Roen's dour superiority and Cortelyou's cautious enthusiasm make them an ideal onstage team. Each woman brings different strengths to the stage, strengths that are well-met." - Allen Adams, The Maine Edge

By Rights We Should Be Giants ~ World Premiere

October-November 2012 at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City

Written by Nadia Sepsenwol and Tim Van Dyck

Directed by Christopher Dierksen

Produced by Lunar Energy Productions

"Cait Cortelyou, as the dreamer Irina, and George Salazar as Nick, Irina's lovelorn best friend, emerge as the highlights of the ensemble. Both Cortelyou and Salazar have amazing chemistry and are able to give their characters a genuine soul." - Michael Block, Theater in the Now

"The angst was palpable, and in the actors' mouths, the dialogue was pitch perfect." - Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson, Cultural Capitol

Before Placing Me On Your Shelf 

August 2011 at the Kraine Theater

Devised by Philip Gates from text by James Tate

Directed by Philip Gates

Produced by Lunar Energy Productions as part of the NY Fringe Festival

"Cait Cortelyou exudes a playfully seductive energy that drives the scene and many others in which she appears." - Dan Bacalzo, TheaterMania

"Cait Cortelyou is radiant on the stage, clearly having fun with her playful, sex-obsessed character.'" - Michelle Augello-Page, The Happiest Medium

"Absolutely one of my favorite shows at Fringe this year... From the absurdist couple of Jonathan Horvath and Elizabeth Romanski to the quirkiness of Cait Cortelyou, every single actor breathes fire into a wonderfully strange and refreshing piece." - Nicole S, Mildly Bitter's Musings

"The ensemble of seven, led by standouts Cait Cortelyou and Josh Odsess-Rubin, worked nicely with each other, never allowing for a dry or dull moment." - Michael Block, Theater in the Now