Second year playwright Catherine Weingarten was selected this year for the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 2 in Westchester, Pennsylvania. It is a 5 day conference where playwrights have opportunities to work with faculty directors and get rehearsed readings of their work. Catherine’s 10 minute sex fantasy play “Pineapple Upside Down Cake” was selected. There is a long history of OU students attending the conference including Ryan Patrick Dolan, who attended the conference last year with his 10 minute play “Daddy’s Little Girls,”
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More about Catherine
Catherine Weingarten hails from Ardmore, PA also known as the area that inspired the preppy sexy TV show “Pretty Little Liars.” Catherine’s comedic plays delve into the societal pressure placed on young women to be both impossibly good looking as well as ridiculously intellectual, humble, kind as can be but sexy. Her plays usually include some hot fantasy sequences which helps attract the common man into the theater! She recently graduated from Bennington College in Vermont where she studied playwriting(with 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. She is currently the playwright in residence for “Realize Your Beauty Inc” which promotes positive body image for kids by way of theater arts. Catherine is thrilled to pursue her MFA at OU and thankful for the awesome opportunity for baller mentorship.