Katheen’s play Memory House premiered at Playwrights Horizons in Spring ‘05, and has been produced at many theaters, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Victory Gardens, Seattle Rep, and Trinity Rep. Other plays include Kate’s Diary (Playwrights Horizons and the Public Theater); A Girl’s Life (Trinity Rep); The Wax (Playwrights Horizons); A Weekend Near Madison (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Astor Place Theatre, and theaters across the country and in Europe); The Cottage; What To Listen For; I Was Reading a Novel by Javier Marías; and, most recently, Acting School. She is writing a memoir called Remember This.
She has written for TV and film.
Commissions include the Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Classic Stage Company, Trinity Rep, and Seattle Rep. She received a McKnight Fellowship, a Calder Fellowship, a Thornton Wilder Fellowship, a NYFA Fellowship, two Sundance Residencies (one at UCross), and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Residencies include Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony (multiple times), Hedgebrook, Byrdcliffe, and VCCA. Plays published by Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts.
She is Associate Professor and Head of MFA Playwriting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, and teaches a playwriting class at Barnard College.
NEW PLAYS BY
SCENE STUDY 1969
Acting classes in the East Village, NYC, a year where our troops were fighting a bloody, immoral war in Vietnam and people were raging in the streets, where the Black Panthers were being jailed and fêted, where a group of young aspiring actors encountered an intrepid teacher who cajoled and hammered them to act.
A family visits their beloved cottage on Lake Michigan to say goodbye.