Catherine Weingarten

Catherine Weingarten

Catherine Weingarten is a friendly jewish chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania! Honors Include: the Scott McPherson Award and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship through the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. She has previously developed her “girly, trashy” work with Dixon Place, The Tank, Less Than Rent, Sam French OOB Short Play Festival, Last Frontier Theater Conference and has been awarded residencies...
Catherine Weingarten is a friendly jewish chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania! Honors Include: the Scott McPherson Award and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship through the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. She has previously developed her “girly, trashy” work with Dixon Place, The Tank, Less Than Rent, Sam French OOB Short Play Festival, Last Frontier Theater Conference and has been awarded residencies through Bethany Arts Community, Stdio at Key West, Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB and Monson Arts. Catherine has participated in Art House Production’s INKubator Writer’s Group, New Perspective’s Writer’s Group and The Shelter’s Virtual King Lear project. BA: Bennington College MFA: Ohio University

Plays

  • The World is Ending and Maybe That's Kinda Hot
    FULL LENGTH, In this anachronistic and playful adaptation of "The Decameron" by Boccaccio, 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?? This black plague comedy asks, "Can it be kinda...
    FULL LENGTH, In this anachronistic and playful adaptation of "The Decameron" by Boccaccio, 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?? This black plague comedy asks, "Can it be kinda hot as the world ends?" while also reflecting on the true power of storytelling in times of turmoil.
  • 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! In this satire of #gurlboss culture and feminist capitalism, "Avocado Toast" explores the challenges of female friendship in this new world and asks us what is...
    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! In this satire of #gurlboss culture and feminist capitalism, "Avocado Toast" explores the challenges of female friendship in this new world and asks us what is even real anymore and what's just for the Instagram?
  • Jew Vibing
    FULL LENGTH, (4M, 2F), A recently single Jewish chick looks for love on a slightly sexy Jewish dating app but ends up having to confront her own Jewish identity in the process #eeek "Jew Vibing" is a millennial Jewish romantic comedy that asks: how important is it really to be with someone Jewish?
  • Shut Up, I'm on a Diet!
    FULL LENGTH, A teenage girl with an eating disorder finds solace in her young therapist at her new mermaid themed inpatient treatment program but also finds him really hot. Can making out with him help her heal?
    In this dark comedic play about eating disorders, one young woman must grapple with how to find her voice in a world that only wants her to look one way.
  • This is How you Got Me Naked or My Sexy Fairytale
    FULL LENGTH, A college freshman is determined to get her BFF to notice her in a hot way at her hipster college's annual "Dress to Get Laid Party." But when he finally does-things don't turn out exactly how she hoped. This dark comedy explores the pressure of hookup culture and also reminds us that hopefully at the end of the day our friends are there to catch us when we fall...even if it's not in a hot way.
  • 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 ;) "Karate Hottie" is a sexy comedy that explores power dynamics, teacher/student relationships and just how far one chick will go to justify her choices.
  • Are You Ready to Get PAMPERED!?
    FULL LENGTH; In this "Wet Hot American Summer" inspired comedy, a hipster counselor must do her best to hold her own in a wildly girly summer camp full of sexy, backstabbing counselors. This frothy summer camp play explores girl culture and the challenges of owning one's voice in a place where you don't fit.
  • I Want a Unicorn Frappe!!!
    FULL LENGTH; Jenny just got engaged and she's very very excited although her fiancee doesn't seem to want to help plan the wedding or talk to her. But when a Prince on a unicorn offers Jenny some sexy solace, maybe things will work out ok? "Unicorn Frappe" is a frothy satire about wedding culture, addiction, societal pressure on women and just how far we will go to avoid the truth.
  • A Roller Rink Temptation
    Full Length; "A Roller Rink Temptation" is a coming of age dark magical comedic romp about six teens at a lesbian roller rink struggling for love in a new and daunting world. Part fantasy, part pageant, part rom-com, part awakening!
  • Self Help Me
    FULL LENGTH, Cathy is a hot mess so she decides to hire an instagram life coach. But when her life coach, Jessa's advice starts feeling weird and vaguely flirtatious, who really is more qualified to coach who? This satirical play about #mentalhealthculture explores the shifting power dynamics between two women struggling hard to feel heard, seen and comfortable in their own skin.
  • Gurl, Hang Up the Phone!
    FULL LENGTH, A horror movie parody play told in a non linear way about hot people in a cabin in the woods with a killer on the loose. The play examines the male gaze and why female characters in horror movies need to be so so hot.
  • 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.
  • I Met You on TV, Does That Mean Something?
    FULL LENGTH, (5F, 1M) Two podcasters from a Bachelor type reality show vibe a bit too much while interviewing reality stars who think they have it all together. This satirical play explores and challenges the cost of performing being "in love" to the whole world, influencer culture and just how far people will go to prove they #care about mental health.
  • I'm so Hot
    FULL LENGTH, (4F, 4M),Who cheats first? Men or women? What if they’re both insanely hot? In this girly adaptation, a Prince captures hot people to see who cheats first!! it’s like olden day French reality tv :p
    "I'm so Hot" explores the power of theater, being a voyeur and the pressure for women to be supa supa happy in a hot way once they get in a relationship.
  • Zoom Happy Hour!
    10 MINUTE PLAY FOR ZOOM; 3 friends reconnect during a pandemic but when one seems slightly emo-is their happy hour doomed to SUCK? A dark comedy about loneliness, mental health, friendship and how hard it is to connect via screens.
  • 1900s Women Bonding
    10 MINUTE PLAY In this short comedy inspired by "The Yellow Wallpaper", two Housewives in the 1900s bond over having hysteria and wander if they have any control over their fates.
  • You Looked So Interesting on Trauma Tinder
    10 MINUTE PLAY; In this short comedy, 2 Twenty somethings who connected on a dating app for those who are traumatized try to see if they have a spark. A romantic comedy about the challenges of finding love in a culture where everyone leads with their #mentalhealth issues and traumas
  • Congrats on your wedding!
    A 1 woman/MONOLOGUE- 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; Two teens have sex for the first time and it’s awkward yet maybe perfect in this poetic and theatrical play told through forward address.
  • 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; When your friend gets engaged you should be happy right? But what if you hate her BF and also for some reason there's a British killer on the loose? A fun comedy about friendship and trying to support one another through big life changes.
  • Gurl, this is bad!
    10 minutes; a horror movie parody short play that satirizes the male gaze and just how hot you have to be to be in a horror movie.
  • #happyhanukkah
    10 minute play; 2 chicks are visited by a Hanukkah influencer so they can celebrate the holiday via instagram! A comedy that explores the question, "What if Hanukkah was super cool?"
  • Beware That Hot Betch with Your Name!
    10 Minute Play. In this short play inspired by Shakespeare's, "Julius Caesar, " a Bachelor producer will do whatever it takes to get a contestant to turn against her close friend. This short play examines manipulation, jealousy and how far people will go to get what they want.

  • If you Came Closer...(it would get hot)
    10 MINUTE PLAY, Inspired by the painting, "The Kiss" by Klimt, 2 amateur artists vibe on a chatroom late at night. Can you truly connect if someone’s not there IRL?
  • You Looked Hot When You Stole That Dress from Walmart
    10 MINUTE PLAY, A fun queer rom-com about 2 young women vibing outside of a Walmart about their tortured lives and upcoming fancy events they have to go to.
  • Dear Mom
    10 Minute play; A girl writes home from camp and is angsty.
  • The Smallest Donut in the World
    TEN MINUTE PLAY, A failed proposal at a trashi tourist trap puts a relationship to the test.
  • Let's Makeout
    (SHORT MONOLOGUE), A teen hooks up with someone maybe she shouldn't hook up with for potentially infectious reasons
  • I Want to Mind Read You All Night
    (SHORT PLAY), A short play told through forward address about a couple that can magically read eachother's thoughtsss and the benefits and drawbacks that come from that. Do you really want to know everything your partner is thinking?