Catherine Weingarten is a friendly jewish chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania!
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
About My Work
My plays use comedy to comment upon the societal pressures young women face to be impossibly good-looking as well as ridiculously humble, kind as can be, but also sexy ;) In my work I aim to create a feminine world where young women are at the forefront, and heartbreak and feminine expectations are fully explored. As a playwright I am pretty inspired by the trashiest (in a fun way!) things you can think of: fruit loops, bikinis, angst, obscure diets and topics such as that. I love taking joyous, loud subject material and making plays that are a bit too fun to be seen in the theater. But with my work, there’s something freakier, deeper or more challenging at the center of the play like questioning whether we can ever communicate with one another or if it’s possible to escape our diet culture. I love taking two disparate things, putting them next to each other and seeing what happens, like doing science while drunk!