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 and a 2018 Finalist for the WP Lab. She has been a reader for New Georges and is a current reader for Rattlestick.
BA:Bennington College MFA:Ohio University

Plays

  • This is How you Got Me Naked or My Sexy Fairytale
    FULL LENGTH, 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...
    FULL LENGTH, 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!
    FULL LENGTH, 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!
  • The World is Ending and Maybe That's Kinda Hot
    FULL LENGTH, 7 hot young people gather in a generic meadow in Italy to hang and tell stories and hit on each other. They are like all kinda freaked/not in the bestt space though cause they just escaped the Black Plague, like no big deal cause they’re safe now…or are they??
  • 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?
  • I Want a Unicorn Frappe!!!
    FULL LENGTH; Jenny's engaged! OMG! And she's planning a Starbucks-themed wedding and can have as many Unicorn Frappes as she wants!!! But wait…for some reason a REAL prince with a REAL unicorn keeps appearing who kinda looks like her fiancé but is nicer than him and kindaa handsome and richer?? Who will Jenny pick?
    Note: Play Still in Development
  • 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!!!
  • I Love Avocado Toast!
    FULL LENGTH; When Cassie joins the all female exclusive social club, The Hive, she’s ready for her boring female life to become way more glam and important! But in this new ultra hip feminist co-working space-things soon start to get weird!
    Note: Play Still in Development
  • Self Help Me
    FULL LENGTH, Jessa is a life coach. Jessa has sexy instagram pics of her pouting along with inspirational quotes that maybe almost make sense if you think about them hard enough. Cathy is a hot mess. Cathy can’t even order a sandwich without slightly crying. When Cathy starts using Jessa’s services, they form an unexpected friendship that could maybe even save one of them…or both!
    Note: Play Still in Development
  • Gurl, Hang Up the Phone!
    FULL LENGTH, Danica’s parents have gone missing so she invites her friends to their cabin for the weekend! They all think it’s gunna be fun but for some reason some dude keeps calling them, there are all these vids with chicks falling into wells and they potentially could be getting stalked… But at least the guy on the phone seems so nice and they actually get into some deep topics like global warming and the...
    FULL LENGTH, Danica’s parents have gone missing so she invites her friends to their cabin for the weekend! They all think it’s gunna be fun but for some reason some dude keeps calling them, there are all these vids with chicks falling into wells and they potentially could be getting stalked… But at least the guy on the phone seems so nice and they actually get into some deep topics like global warming and the point of wet t-shirt contests!
    Note: Play Still in Development
  • This Car Trip Suckss
    FULL LENGTH, YA friendly/high school friendly. 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.
  • 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???
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • My Hero is Hot Even Though He Makes Bird Houses
    10 minute play; Omg Butterfly just got engaged and can't wait to celebrate with a relaxing day getting manis with her bff at a novelty British pop up nail salon, too bad her bff actually doesn't support the relationship..and wait does that manicurist seem like potentially a dangerous Brit?
  • Gurl, this is bad!
    10 minutes; a horror comedy about scary phone calls, spacey blondes and trying to not get killed!
  • #happyhanukkah
    10 minute play; 2 chicks are visited by a Hanukkah influencer so they can celebrate the holiday via instagram!
  • Beware That Hot Betch with Your Name!
    10 Minute Play. In this Julius Caesar inspired short play, we're on the site of a fake Bachelor show:1 producer, 1 dumb chick- can the producer make her hate her BFF??