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Catherine Castellani

Catherine Castellani is a playwright and founder of co-mentoring women playwrights group The Geese. Her work has been developed at Dixon Place, Centenary Stage Company, Going to Tahiti Productions, One Year Lease Theater Company, Abingdon Theatre Company, and Sacred Fools (LA). Her short plays have been produced around the country: The Public Theater (NY), Actors Theatre of Louisville, City Theatre (Miami), The ArtsCenter (Carrboro), The Marsh (San Francisco), and on radio (KOPN, WBAI, WBGO, and the NPR network). She writes plays for young spellers and young scientists when commissioned by the resident child. Website: catherine-castellani.squarespace.com/

What IS a Feminist Play Anyway?
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What IS a Feminist Play Anyway?

What Is vs. What Should Be

5 December 2016

Catherine Castellani continues her exploration of what it means for a play to be considered “feminist.”

What Is a Feminist Play, Anyway?
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What Is a Feminist Play, Anyway?

Getting Specific

1 August 2016

Playwright Catherine Castellani kicks off a series investigating what makes a work of theatre feminist. 

You Don’t Have to be an Ally, but Don’t be an Enemy
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You Don’t Have to be an Ally, but Don’t be an Enemy

A Response to the Jubilee Responses

30 October 2015

Playwright Catherine Castellani responds to some of the outcry about the Jubilee proposal.

Don’t worry
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Don’t worry

It’s not just art!

11 July 2015

Playwright Catherine Castellani describes an unsettling experience at her child’s elementary school play, and explores the prevailing attitudes around arts education in primary and secondary education.