Catherine Castellani

Catherine Castellani

CATHERINE CASTELLANI Plays include 2Y20M (The Nora Salon 2017, Dixon Place The Lounge 2016), The Red Flags (Julia's Reading Room 2017), In Search of Lost Time, and The Bigsley Project (Centenary Stage Women Playwrights Series 2013, One Year Lease Theater Company The Subletters series 2012, PlayPenn semi-finalist 2012), The Mongoose and the Cobra (Going to Tahiti Productions Reading Series 2014). She is a...
CATHERINE CASTELLANI Plays include 2Y20M (The Nora Salon 2017, Dixon Place The Lounge 2016), The Red Flags (Julia's Reading Room 2017), In Search of Lost Time, and The Bigsley Project (Centenary Stage Women Playwrights Series 2013, One Year Lease Theater Company The Subletters series 2012, PlayPenn semi-finalist 2012), The Mongoose and the Cobra (Going to Tahiti Productions Reading Series 2014). She is a 2017 Finalist for the Marion International Fellowship for work-in-progress Possession. Her short plays WORK, Gestation, and Organization Man were finalists for the Heideman Award (2005, 2006, 2007), and WORK has had several productions, including Actors Theatre of Louisville The Tens 2006; City Theatre (Miami) Summer Shorts 2006; Obsessions and Compulsions Festival (Chicago) 2007, and 10 By 10 In the Triangle at The ArtsCenter (North Carolina); published by Smith & Kraus. For children: There Is No E in Ski, The Silent Ones (both plays Turtle Shell Productions 8-Minute Madness Festival 2011; The Silent Ones published by Applause Books), and The Permian Extinction (Applause Books). For audio, Marlboro Angel (MidWest Radio Theater Workshop Award), and Rain (WBGO Newark and NPR). Catherine has twice been a resident at the MacDowell Colony and is a one-time resident at the Ucross Foundation. She is a co-founder of The Geese, a co-working/co-mentoring group of women playwrights, and she is also a member of The Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • The Red Flags
    (You know you shouldn’t.) Happily married Philip and Chloe want all their friends and family to be as well-coupled as they are, especially Phil’s psychotic little brother Ric and Chloe’s commitment-shy best friend Gabrielle. The match begins on a breezy note, but the darker reasons that Ric and Gabrielle have resisted coupledom won’t be going away. Despite Philip and Chloe’s belated horror that they started...
    (You know you shouldn’t.) Happily married Philip and Chloe want all their friends and family to be as well-coupled as they are, especially Phil’s psychotic little brother Ric and Chloe’s commitment-shy best friend Gabrielle. The match begins on a breezy note, but the darker reasons that Ric and Gabrielle have resisted coupledom won’t be going away. Despite Philip and Chloe’s belated horror that they started this at all, Ric and Gabrielle go down a road of mutual fascination, culminating in a proposal that courts all kinds of bad luck.
  • The Silent Ones
    The Letter K has formed a secret society of silent consonants. It's supposed to be very exclusive. Alas...
  • WORK
    Woe to The Temp. Assistant Mary is going to take an HR-mandated vacation, and it isn’t going to be pretty for anyone left behind at The World’s Busiest and Most Important Office. Especially since Mary isn’t planning to come back.
  • Mercurial
    Dare and Pete are running from Dare's fiance. Their chance get-away driver is Pete's ex-wife, Noe, a cool adventurer Pete refers to as "the oracle." Now the three of them are hiding behind a Wyoming highway billboard, and Pete can't decide which woman he'd rather marry when they hit Vegas.
  • The Mongoose and the Cobra
    Maggie and Ram reunite. It won't work. And it won't end.
  • The Bigsley Project
    Boutique firm Favorite Son will be closing its fancy doors unless the team can land the Bigsley contract. Alas, their leader, Joe, is holed up in his office weaving a paper-clip chain. Assistant Mary cracks the whip while second-banana Bob takes a shot at glory, alternately aided and sabotaged by third-banana Sue and hapless associates Karen and Tom. Together they wow Mr. Bigsley with a desperate pitch that is...
    Boutique firm Favorite Son will be closing its fancy doors unless the team can land the Bigsley contract. Alas, their leader, Joe, is holed up in his office weaving a paper-clip chain. Assistant Mary cracks the whip while second-banana Bob takes a shot at glory, alternately aided and sabotaged by third-banana Sue and hapless associates Karen and Tom. Together they wow Mr. Bigsley with a desperate pitch that is anything but PowerPoint.