Katherine Varga

Katherine Varga

Katherine Varga is a millennial playwright working through her love-hate relationship with the Internet. Her full length plays include I <3 Girls (Seabury Quinn, Jr. Festival), Cora (Geva's Regional Writers Showcase, Benchmark Theater's Fever Dream Festival, Viterbo University’s New Works Festival), and Sunny Days (upcoming: production at Ohio University). Her shorter plays have been seen at...
Katherine Varga is a millennial playwright working through her love-hate relationship with the Internet. Her full length plays include I <3 Girls (Seabury Quinn, Jr. Festival), Cora (Geva's Regional Writers Showcase, Benchmark Theater's Fever Dream Festival, Viterbo University’s New Works Festival), and Sunny Days (upcoming: production at Ohio University). Her shorter plays have been seen at Writers & Books (Rochester, NY), the 2015 Rochester Fringe Festival, 20% Theatre Company (Chicago, IL), Tantrum Theatre (Dublin, OH), Little Black Dress Ink, and Curious Theatre's National Collective (Denver, CO). Her full-length screenplay It’s Not Rocket Science was a finalist in the 2017 LezPlay Contest. She will receive her MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University in May 2019. She also works as a freelance arts journalist, writing tutor, and literary summer camp coordinator.

Plays

  • Cora
    FULL LENGTH: A young photojournalist travels far from home to document war crimes. But first, she must agree to leave her heart behind. Fortunately, her news corporation has state-of-the-art technology to ensure all hearts are protected and thoroughly entertained. Cora explores how a digital culture that connects us to the world can separate us from ourselves.
  • Sunny Days
    FULL LENGTH: Life is looking sunny for 17-year-old Carly. Her BFF Mike E and his cool mom just moved in. The fandom website she made for her celebrity crush is blowing up. And the mysterious fan she’s been talking to online just might be the object of her affections. The one catch – her crush is a serial killer, and his murders are getting closer to her home. Sunny Days explores the gap between our online and...
    FULL LENGTH: Life is looking sunny for 17-year-old Carly. Her BFF Mike E and his cool mom just moved in. The fandom website she made for her celebrity crush is blowing up. And the mysterious fan she’s been talking to online just might be the object of her affections. The one catch – her crush is a serial killer, and his murders are getting closer to her home. Sunny Days explores the gap between our online and offline selves, the cultural effects of toxic masculinity, and how far women will go to save the people they love.
  • Welcome to Adulthood
    10 MINUTE: Natalia is super pumped to get her first pap smear- until she realizes why the nurse looks familiar.
  • Word Count
    10 MINUTE: A young woman navigates sexism in competitive Scrabble.
  • Abraham Lincoln Wrote MPreg!
    5 MINUTE: The title says it all.
  • The Mothman
    15 MINUTE: The story of how The Mothman of Point Pleasant made Jim disappear.
  • Without Stepping Foot
    5 MINUTE: A circus-themed tribute to all the women who have spoken up and been dismissed.
  • All Will Be Well
    10 MINUTE: A young woman searching for WiFi finds common ground with a mysterious chanter.