Catherine Weingarten is a rad, awkward jew-friendly 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 first got into playwriting at Bennington College when she was selected to write a short play in 24 hours and binged oreos all night while writing and just had way too much fun. Some of her influences include: Sherry Kramer, Samuel D. Hunter, Wendy Macleod, Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein
. As a writer she is forever obsessed with exploring female friendship, obsession, gender roles, obese cupcakes, romance, dieting and taboos. She wants going to one of her plays to feel like going to a glitter themed kids birthday party, but sexier than that.
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), Karate Hottie (OU Seabury Quinn Play Fest) Love Potion Number Slut (Tiny Rhino) and You Looked Hot When You Stole that Dress from Walmart (Fresh Fruit Festival.)
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, Ms.Weingarten likes writing perky body positive blogs, heating up soup (which she is getting pretty good at!) and watching "The Bachelor".
BA: Bennington College MFA: Ohio U (graduates in 2017)