Catherine Weingarten ’17 has short play in Halloween Play Festival in Binghamton!

Catherine Weingarten, a first year MFA playwright, has a short play called “Halloween Marsha” debuting at Darkhorse Dramatists “Tales from The script” short play Halloween fest in Binghamton, NY during the weekend of October 17th.  This is Catherine’s third collaboration with Dark Horse Dramatists and they remain one of her favorite companies.

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We’re proud to debut a sweet new treat by Catherine Weingarten: “HALLOWEEN MARSHA”. Be careful whom you invite to your birthday party, especially if it should land on Halloween. Poor Marsha’s party is ruined by fit of teenage-angst! Don’t miss this cute & comical monologue! Directed by Pete Bowers and starring Adara Alston. Just 1 of 8 shorts featured in TALES FROM THE SCRIPT!

Darkhorse Dramatists, the little playwrights’ collective based in Binghamton, is bringing their collection of Halloween themed plays to the Roberson Museum this October: the 3rd annual “Tales from the Script”! Two playwrights in the local area will be debuting new work in the festival, both Mickey Ray, who is the author of the monologue, “The Next Time” and Shirley Goodman, who wrote a new drama entitled, “Ghost in My Eyes”. But this festival spans far away from Binghamton, with national playwrights from coast-to-coast. A grand total of eight short plays will be performed in a minimalist black box theatre setting. And while some venture into horror with occasional grizzly subject matter and adult language, you can still expect loads of laughter. The plays are being performed Friday and Saturday evening only October 17th and 18th at 8pm at Roberson Museum’s Ballroom. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students or seniors; available online at www.roberson.org

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Catherine Weingarten hails from Ardmore, PA also known as the area that inspired the preppy sexy TV show “Pretty Little Liars.”  She recently graduated from Bennington College in Vermont where she studied playwriting(with the magical Sherry Kramer) as well as gender, mediation and environmental studies.  Her short plays have been done at such theaters as Ugly Rhino Productions, Fresh Ground Pepper, Wishbone Theater Collective and Nylon Fusion Collective. Her short play, “You Looked Hot When You Stole that Dress From Walmart” was voted favorably in the NYC LGBTQ “Fresh Fruit Festival” 10 minute play contest and received a revival at The Wild Project this past July as part of the official festival.  Catherine previously was a member of Abingdon Theater’s playwrights group as well as New Perspective Theater’s “Women’s Work” 2014 short play lab.  She is currently the playwright in residence for “Realize Your Beauty Inc” which promotes positive body image for kids by way of theater arts.   She wrote an educational play for them called “Bloom” about a chick getting kicked out of a yoga class for being not hot enough, which is geared for high school age kids.   Catherine is thrilled to pursue her MFA at OU and thankful for the awesome opportunity for baller mentorship.  catherine-weingarten.squarespace.com