Catherine Weingarten

Catherine Weingarten

Catherine Weingarten is a friendly jewish chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania! Her plays use comedy to expose the societal pressures on young women to be impossibly good looking as well as ridiculously intellectual, humble, kind as can be, but also sexy. Catherine’s summer camp play “Are You Ready to Get PAMPERED!?” had a reading at 59E59 with Less than Rent and also was part of Dixon Place’s Bingo...
Catherine Weingarten is a friendly jewish chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania! Her plays use comedy to expose the societal pressures on young women to be impossibly good looking as well as ridiculously intellectual, humble, kind as can be, but also sexy. Catherine’s summer camp play “Are You Ready to Get PAMPERED!?” had a reading at 59E59 with Less than Rent and also was part of Dixon Place’s Bingo Lounge. Some of her other plays include: Pineapple Upside Down Cake (KCACTF:national semi-finalist), Janis and the Big BAD World (Semi-finalist at Wide Eyed Productions), A Roller Rink Temptation (NOLA Fringe), This Car Trip Suckss ( Piper Theater Productions Emerging Artist Reading Series), and Love Potion Number Slut (Tiny Rhino). She has been involved with Abingdon Playwrights Group as well as New Perspective’s Women’s Work Short Play Lab. She is the recipient of the Scott McPherson award given to a graduate playwright at Ohio University that is a kind and supportive collaborator in the program. When not writing plays, Catherine likes writing perky body positive blogs, cooking soup(which she is getting pretty good at!) and reading Wendy Wasserstein :) BA:Bennington College MFA:Ohio University

Plays

  • This is How you Got Me Naked or My Sexy Fairytale
    It’s the “Dress to Get laid” Party: Jackie is dressed as a sexy trash bag aka looking good, and ready to hit on her sexy male dancer friend so he will LOVE her so hard he can’t even feel his own body!! Is Jackie destined to be another tragic tale about the perils of hookup culture or will she be the GF of an actual DANCER who is hot? ; Inspired by my time at Bennington College, this is a play about sex themed...
    It’s the “Dress to Get laid” Party: Jackie is dressed as a sexy trash bag aka looking good, and ready to hit on her sexy male dancer friend so he will LOVE her so hard he can’t even feel his own body!! Is Jackie destined to be another tragic tale about the perils of hookup culture or will she be the GF of an actual DANCER who is hot? ; Inspired by my time at Bennington College, this is a play about sex themed parties, aspiring alt artists, spoon sculptures, tortured romance, hookups and trying very very very hard.
  • Karate Hottie
    Full Length; When 16-year-old, Dart fell in love with her sexy, manly 37-year-old karate instructor she didn’t know she would engage in something that promises to be way more complicated and way more wrong and way more HOT than she ever thought it could be ;)
  • Shut Up, I'm on a Diet!
    When 16-year-old Tess gets sent to a sketchy mermaid-themed eating disorder treatment center, her whole life is turned around. With intense pressure from her overbearingly needy father, Tess’s goal of actually take control of her life and being a real live adult seems like it’s never gunna happen. But when Tess meets Digby, a random kinda douchey guy who works at the center, it seems like things might...
    When 16-year-old Tess gets sent to a sketchy mermaid-themed eating disorder treatment center, her whole life is turned around. With intense pressure from her overbearingly needy father, Tess’s goal of actually take control of her life and being a real live adult seems like it’s never gunna happen. But when Tess meets Digby, a random kinda douchey guy who works at the center, it seems like things might finally get sexier!
  • This Car Trip Suckss
    In this road trip friendly dark comedy, we watch Tess and her Dad on the way to an eating disorder treatment center to drop Tess off. Two people in a car driving somewhere no one wants to go to, about to deal with a disorder neither of them completely understands.
  • Are You Ready to Get PAMPERED!?
    Full Length; For a long time Hester has lain awake at night, excited about the summer after her freshman year in college where she would be working at the same camp that many women in her family, including her debutante mother, worked at. But Hester is in for a big surprise when she realizes that all the campers can only think about makeup and tiaras, her position teaching “drama” is not the same type of...
    Full Length; For a long time Hester has lain awake at night, excited about the summer after her freshman year in college where she would be working at the same camp that many women in her family, including her debutante mother, worked at. But Hester is in for a big surprise when she realizes that all the campers can only think about makeup and tiaras, her position teaching “drama” is not the same type of intensive theory based performing arts she studies at her alternative arts intensive college in North Dakota and for some reason none of the other counselors seem to understand her at all! Worst of all, the head of the camp, Johanna has it in for Hester and it seems that Hester might not even be able to get through the summer without getting fired! Can Hester find the Pampered spirit within her to not only do the job, but do it super awesomely!! Or is she doomed to let down her family legacy and forge her own path?
  • A Roller Rink Temptation
    Full Length; "A Roller Rink Temptation" is a coming of age dark comedy romp about six girls at a lesbian roller rink struggling for love in a new and daunting world. Rootabega is super jewy and confused about her sexuality, but luckily one of the rink's employee's Lemonade is ready to show her around. Poppy is finally 16 and her and her BFF Clementine are super excited to celebrate; too...
    Full Length; "A Roller Rink Temptation" is a coming of age dark comedy romp about six girls at a lesbian roller rink struggling for love in a new and daunting world. Rootabega is super jewy and confused about her sexuality, but luckily one of the rink's employee's Lemonade is ready to show her around. Poppy is finally 16 and her and her BFF Clementine are super excited to celebrate; too bad a fat, scary, girly repressed secret threatens their friendship. Salmonella says she's "straight" but a chance encounter with an awkward butch artist named Bluebell complicates everything. LET's GET TEMPTEDDD!!!
  • Janis and the Big BAD World
    Full Length; Janis a friendly intellectual college freshman with a wholesome male friend, a thirst for understanding Tennessee Williams romantic past and above all, bright promise! But her college is in NYC and soon she is confronted with such issues as sexual harassment, depression, internet dating and friends hitting on her! Can a sweet naive thing such as JANIS, face the BIG BAD WORLD? Or is she doomed...
    Full Length; Janis a friendly intellectual college freshman with a wholesome male friend, a thirst for understanding Tennessee Williams romantic past and above all, bright promise! But her college is in NYC and soon she is confronted with such issues as sexual harassment, depression, internet dating and friends hitting on her! Can a sweet naive thing such as JANIS, face the BIG BAD WORLD? Or is she doomed to be a casualty?
  • Educational, Career Relevant Summer Jobs are Important for Young Women!
    30 minute play; When a friendly college student, Mia gets her dream job at a mental health helpline, her life finally seems like it might FINALLY start to suck less; but when her boss learns that Mia is in need of a lottttt of help, things start to spiral out of control!
  • An Awkward Coming of Age BLAH!
    One Act, “An Awkward Coming of age BLAH” chronicles the story of, Delmar and Peaches, who are outsider teens who meet at school. Peaches is an outspoken and brash young lady while Delmar is an intensely shy loser. Peaches falls madly in love with him and through a series of bizarre tactics attempts to win his love. Do opposites really attract or are these teens about to get smacked in the face by love?
  • Donkin Donut Themed Life Choices
    One Act, Huey and Fauna have been dating for a year and today is their anniversary! So of course they have to go to Donkin Donuts as part of their day long of romance. But when a sexy Donkin Donuts waitress hits on Huey, thinks start to get less romantique and more confusing!!
  • Whipped Dream
    One Act, Gloria is stuck in a dream where bad things keep happening to her. Her ex-best friend Leather keeps beating her up and disappearing and Becky Becky a prepster as well as random twilight hot girl(seemingly the same person) keep bullying her. All Gloria wants is to fit in, but it looks like that’s not gonna happen, or can it? This explosive little feminine play questions what it means to be a chick,...
    One Act, Gloria is stuck in a dream where bad things keep happening to her. Her ex-best friend Leather keeps beating her up and disappearing and Becky Becky a prepster as well as random twilight hot girl(seemingly the same person) keep bullying her. All Gloria wants is to fit in, but it looks like that’s not gonna happen, or can it? This explosive little feminine play questions what it means to be a chick, have a non ideal body and not know who random celebs are.
  • Congrats on your wedding!
    A 1 woman- 5 minute monologue play; what happens when your ex is getting married and you wanna die and you decide to leave him a voice mail message???
  • Why I wanna be Apart of the Video Barn Family
    short play/female monologue; Macey has one goal: to get a job working at Video Barn! Only problem is that the dude running the interview seems apathetic as heck and she's not really sure if he is listening. Maybe a story about her recent diet could do the trick...;)
  • I'm Very Sorry, Marsha McGillicuddy!
    10 minute play/monologue piece, Jenny did something really bad. She has one shot to make it up to MArsha, but it probs won't go too well.
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
    10 minute; Lemon and Tucker are bffs except Tucker is embarrassed by her in public. Things change when Tucker gets kinda dumped by his renaissance fair girlfriend Maribel. Somethings about to happen between them, but can they handle it? In this weird, sexy,experimental 10 minute play we watch Lemon and Tuckers first time but it's not exactly how either of them thought it would be.
  • If you came closer…(it would get hot!!)
    When two young aspiring artists reconnect on the internet, things might just finally get interestinggg
  • Maturity Rocks!
    10 minute sexy hookup play; Fredericka and her high school guidance counselor are super close! But when something sexy goes down between them, can their relationship withstand it??
  • Brunette Cravings
    10 minute play; James has been living in the woods. His sister has been missing him. The real question is just how much she has been missing him....
  • Margot and Mason
    10 minute play; a short goofy adaptation of the meeting of the Master and Margarita from the famous Bulgakov novel.
  • Tippi and Me
    10 minute play; a young abandoned boy meets a wild jungle girl, who might just be the key to his salvation.
  • You Looked Hot When you Stole that Dress From Walmart
    10 Minute Play, 2 chicks meet outside of a Walmart, looking to escape from their boring, straight friendly lives.
  • Prom is a Hard Time of Year for a Girl!
    One Act, It’s time for Lacy’s senior prom but unfortunately she’s dateless, good thing she has a super sketchy plan that involves an authority figure at her school, so hopefully everything will work out in time for prom!
  • A Rebecca Temptation
    10 Minute play, When a sexy young straight(friendly?) jewish chick named Rootabega comes to a gay club, her whole life is about to change.
  • Ice Cream is For Lovers
    10 Minute Play,An IceCream shop sets the scene for this two person awkward romance. Lulu is a young body conscious tween who becomes obsessed with a regular at her ice-cream shop; but will he give her the time of day? Why does he seem so obsessed with eating ice cream? Can they be the next "Gwen and Gavin/or Brad and Jen"???;
  • When Deenee and Doonee Rule the World
    10 minute play; 2 twins chill outside of a Walmart and hope that their lives will suck less. Good thing a sexy older man is around to entertain them!!
  • It's so Hard to be MArsha!
    10 Minute Play; When Marsha gets dumped by a sexy football player, she thinks her entire life is over...good thing her parents friend, Bradley is around to comfort her!
  • Hot Santa
    10 Minute Play, when a new hot mall santa is hired, things start to get weird around Christmas time!
  • Love Potion Number Slut
    10 Minute Play, When a bro gets a dream date with a pop star on V-Day, it seems like his whole life is about to get better...
  • Goth vrs. Cheerleader(sister's edition!)
    10 Minute play, one goth chick, one cheerleader, two sisters! (bad combinationnnn)
  • FanGirls
    10 minute play; 2 bffs go to a bar and run into a quasi celeb.
  • Fattina
    10 minute play;A decidedly delicious, yet epically bizarre tale of a woman larger-than-life. . . "FATTINA" is the star of the circus and the apple in George's eye, until feelings change. Is being a rejected lover worse than an accepted freak?
  • I want To Mind Read You all Night
    Pippa and Dalton are the perfect couple cause of one super power they have. But in this super short play, we learn that sometimes gifts have downsides :( +Applause Publishing is including this in their Best 5 minute play Anthology to be published in January 2017.
  • Pet Appreciation
    10 minute play, Welcome to the Pet lover Teen Chatroom! A great place for likeminded teens to express their true love of pets, but when some of the pet lovers seem more sexually charged than others things start to get freaky!
  • Once Upon a Time You Were Hot
    When an intense prince-like dude runs into a dead girl in the forest, things might get less romantic than you'd expect...
  • Barbie Throws a House Party!
    Short Play; Barbie and Skipper are having so much fun at Barbie's super girly house party! But when Skipper tells Barbie a weird secret, it threatens the very core of their oh so fun friendship...
  • Watch yo back gurl(there might be a flying tree stump)
    short play; 3 chicks. 1 girly video game. What could be better? but when Una starts realizing she might be the third wheel, things start to look not so rad :(
  • You and Me on a Mountain
    10 minute play; Who wants to visit their father on a mountain? Not this chick.