Playwright, Kara Lee Corthron, former visiting faculty member at Ohio University, interviewed Catherine Weingarten ’17 for her blog. Based out of NYC, Corthron has a series of interviews called “Q & A’s with Writers about things OTHER than Writing.” You can read the interview here.
Corthron’s full-length plays include JULIUS BY DESIGN (Fulcrum Theater), ETCHED IN SKIN ON A SUNLIT NIGHT (InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia), ALICEGRACEANON (New Georges), HOLLY DOWN IN HEAVEN (Forum Theatre in DC area), SPOOKWATER, LISTEN FOR THE LIGHT, and WELCOME TO FEAR CITY. Kara is the 2014-2015 Naked Angels/New School Issues Project Resident Playwright.
Here’s a taste of the interview:
Corthron: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
CW: I’m super into body positivity and self empowerment for young women, so if I could make a new product I would love to target pre-teen girls and have some sort of girly jewelry box that you can smack and it’ll say something inspirational like “Yo mom be wrong, GURL, you looking fine!” or “No one should ever dump you because you have the biggest heart a chick could want!”.
Catherine Weingarten is a rad, awkward jew-friendly chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania! She is a currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Ohio University, studying under Charles Smith and Erik Ramsey. She graduated from Bennington College in 2013 studying 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, New Orleans Fringe Festival, 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 is also a member of the inaugural “365 Women a Year” Playwriting Project.”
When not writing plays, Ms.Weingarten likes writing perky body positive blogs, heating up soup(which she is getting pretty good at!) and reading Bret Easton Ellis novels.