The Complex Female Character: Feminist Playwriting 101
In this fun and interactive playwriting session for writers of all levels, we will examine problems with the theater canon and depictions of women onstage as well as how we as feminists can create our own cannon. How can we create compelling and flawed female characters? What feminist issues can we dramatize?
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.
Catherine Weingarten is passionate about theater education and making playwriting more fun, joyful and accessible to all her students. She has worked with Marquis Studios, The Apollo Theater and Ohio University. BA: Bennington College MFA: Ohio University catherine-weingarten.squarespace.com/