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, The Studios of 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 Women’s Work Short Play Lab and The Shelter’s Virtual King Lear project. BA: Bennington College MFA: Ohio University catherine-weingarten.squarespace.com/

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.
  • 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.
  • I Met You on TV, Doesn't 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...