Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann's plays include HOW THE WORLD BEGAN, CROOKED, THE BRIDEGROOM OF BLOWING ROCK, HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY, THE MOST DESERVING, HOLY LAUGHTER and ONE HOUSE OVER. THE MOST DESERVING premiered at the Denver Theater Center in 2013, then opened Off-Broadway with Women's Project Theater in 2014. HOW THE WORLD BEGAN premiered at South Coast Repertory in 2011, then enjoyed a European premiere by...
Catherine Trieschmann's plays include HOW THE WORLD BEGAN, CROOKED, THE BRIDEGROOM OF BLOWING ROCK, HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY, THE MOST DESERVING, HOLY LAUGHTER and ONE HOUSE OVER. THE MOST DESERVING premiered at the Denver Theater Center in 2013, then opened Off-Broadway with Women's Project Theater in 2014. HOW THE WORLD BEGAN premiered at South Coast Repertory in 2011, then enjoyed a European premiere by Out of Joint at the Arcola Theatre, before opening Off-Broadway with Women's Project, where it was granted an Edgerton New Play Award. CROOKED premiered at the Bush Theatre in London in 2006 and then opened Off-Broadway with the Women's Project in 2008. It has been produced internationally in Edinburgh, Belfast, and Sydney, as well as all over the United States. THE BRIDEGROOM OF BLOWING ROCK, her MFA thesis project at the University of Georgia, was awarded the 2001 L. Arnold Weissberger Award and premiered professionally at Florida Stage in 2009. Her plays have also appeared at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Summer Play Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Theatre Company (Chicago), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, Theatre in the Square (Atlanta), the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the Pacific Playwrights Festival, and Manhattan Theatre Club's 7 at 7 reading series. She has received commissions from South Coast Repertory, the Denver Theatre Center, and Manhattan Theatre Club. She is a recipient of a mid-career artist grant from the Kansas Arts Council, which will hopefully rise again, and the very proud recipient of the 2012 Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting Award from the William Inge Theatre Festival. She wrote the screenplay for the film, ANGEL'S CREST, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festical and was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2011. Originally from Athens, GA, she currently lives in Hays, Kansas.

Plays

  • OZ 2.5
    Oz was never like this! That’s because it’s OZ 2.5: brighter, bolder, customized for every player, surprises around every corner—yes it’s a children’s classic set in a video game world! Dee’s moniker is Dorothy 14, and with the help of Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, she gets through each level on her way to defeating the Witch of the Western Realm. But what happens when she wins the game and wants to go...
    Oz was never like this! That’s because it’s OZ 2.5: brighter, bolder, customized for every player, surprises around every corner—yes it’s a children’s classic set in a video game world! Dee’s moniker is Dorothy 14, and with the help of Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, she gets through each level on her way to defeating the Witch of the Western Realm. But what happens when she wins the game and wants to go back to Kansas? Log on and find out.
  • Holy Laughter
    Holy Laughter follows an Episcopal priest who finds that the reality of leading a church is radically and hilariously different than what she learned in seminary. As she wrestles with church finances, eccentric parishioners, changing sexual mores and her own doubting human heart, Abigail struggles to make peace with the realities of contemporary church life. Hymns, liturgical dance and a wicked tongue lift...
    Holy Laughter follows an Episcopal priest who finds that the reality of leading a church is radically and hilariously different than what she learned in seminary. As she wrestles with church finances, eccentric parishioners, changing sexual mores and her own doubting human heart, Abigail struggles to make peace with the realities of contemporary church life. Hymns, liturgical dance and a wicked tongue lift Catherine Trieschmann’s antic portrait of a small, struggling congregation to comic heights.
  • Hot Georgia Sunday
    A 6 character monologue play. It’s hard to tell the difference between right and wrong in this tragicomic tale of dysfunction taking place in a small Northeast Georgia town where private desires and public morality collide. The well-meaning, but inept members of the Vickery family cause trouble wherever they go and lust, betrayal and alcohol lead the way for this fractured family. Premiered in Chicago by Haven...
    A 6 character monologue play. It’s hard to tell the difference between right and wrong in this tragicomic tale of dysfunction taking place in a small Northeast Georgia town where private desires and public morality collide. The well-meaning, but inept members of the Vickery family cause trouble wherever they go and lust, betrayal and alcohol lead the way for this fractured family. Premiered in Chicago by Haven Theater Company, directed by Marti Lyons. A Chicago Tribune critic's pick.