Current student Catherine Weingarten has been working on a 60 minute trashy adaptation of Lysistrata this summer for Stone on a Walk theater. Stone on a Walk Theater, a relatively new Ohio based group, promises to give their audiences short, sweet and cheap theater.
The production was commissioned by friend and collaborator Katie Lupica, who Catherine had previously worked with at Powerhouse/New York Stage and Film Apprentice Program. Sara Tripp Swartout, an alum of the Ohio University BFA Playwriting program, is the assistant director as well as dramaturg for the production. Read an article in Cincinnati Enquirer about the show! For the production Catherine is fusing her use of girly humor and contemporary language to give Lysistrata a fresh makeover! Check out the production if you’re in the area!
When: July 17-25
Where: Simple Space, 16 E. 13 St., Over the Rhine,
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More about Catherine
Catherine Weingarten is a friendly jewish chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania! She is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Ohio University, studying under Charles Smith and Erik Ramsey. For her undergrad, she attended Bennington College where she studied mediation, environmental studies and theater; and studied playwriting under Sherry Kramer. She has taken workshops in playwriting with Samuel D.Hunter, Kara Lee Corthon and Branden Jacob-Jenkins.
Ms. Weingarten’s works have been produced at such venues as UglyRhino Productions, Last Frontier Theater Conference, Abingdon Theater, Less Than Rent, Poetic Theater Productions, Dixon Place, Nylon Fusion Collective and Fresh Ground Pepper. She was most recently a member of Abingdon Playwright’s Group as well as New Perspective Theater’s “This Women’s Work” 2014 short play lab. She has assisted the literary departments of New Georges, Writopia and Lantern Theater.