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Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann is a playwright living on the plains of Western Kansas. To learn more about her, visit her author page at Samuel French

Writing Theatre into the Culture
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Writing Theatre into the Culture

An Interview with Dan Kois

February 28, 2018

Catherine Trieschmann interviews Dan Kois, the co-author of an oral history of Angels in America.

Notes to the Note-Givers; or, Embracing the Paradox
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Notes to the Note-Givers; or, Embracing the Paradox

February 05, 2018

Playwright Catherine Trieschmann lists useful suggestions for giving feedback on new plays.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Boundaries, Please

February 25, 2017

Catherine Trieschmann sets rules to govern her daily news consumption. 

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Lady Doth Protest (but not enough)

January 25, 2017

Catherine Trieschmann attends a political rally, but has trouble not criticizing it through a theatrical lens.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Birth of an Actor at Bethlehem

December 23, 2016

Catherine Trieschmann’s daughter is mis-cast as the lead in the Christmas pageant.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

How to Comfort Our Daughters

December 08, 2016

Catherine Trieschmann considers how to talk to her children about the US presidential election results.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Killer Clowns, Donald Trump, and Other Ghouls

October 30, 2016

Catherine Trieschmann on her children’s fears and the importance of Halloween.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

No Talent, No Show

September 15, 2016

Catherine Trieschmann coaches her daughter through the heartbreak of rejection from the school talent show.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Coffee Spoons

November 14, 2015

Playwright Catherine Trieschmann discusses tracking her writing output as her daughter tracks her reading.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

From the Mouths of Babes, Feedback

October 03, 2015

Catherine Trieschmann writes about her first experience bringing her children to a production of one of her shows.

Playwriting and Parenting
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Playwriting and Parenting

The (Re)Education of Laura

July 16, 2015

In this installment, Catherine Trieschmann shares what happened when her daughter became addicted to "Frozen" Radio, and a musical re-education became imperative. 

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Boyfriend Plot

March 19, 2015

Catherine Trieschmann tackles what happens when she leads storytelling exercises with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and almost all of them write about boyfriends.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Pageant, part III

December 24, 2014

In this installment, Catherine gets her dream job of directing the Christmas Pageant, only to find out her professional experience might not be too helpful with this production. 

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Excuses

December 10, 2014

In her latest installment, Catherine Trieschmann explores turning forty, leaky roofs, advice for parents on how to save money on childcare, and what to do when you’re working from home with your child.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Gotta Dance

July 31, 2014

Nothing stirs my blood quite like the soft knock of toe shoes on a wood floor during a piqué. And so I admit, I may have exhibited a little too much enthusiasm when Laura, four, expressed a passing interest in taking a ballet class this summer.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Worksong

June 28, 2014

My feelings are more complicated than merely wishing my children would share my love of theater, however, because what I really want is for my children to love the theater, to appreciate all their access, but have absolutely no desire to pursue it as a career.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

In the Back Row

April 29, 2014

A couple of months ago, HowlRound hosted a discussion about parenting and theater on Twitter hashtag #newplay, and perhaps the most interesting question to emerge from the discussion was simply: "Should I bring my kid to rehearsal?"

Playwriting and Parenting
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Playwriting and Parenting

New Year, New Me

January 29, 2014

Maybe it stems from the being a creative personality or being behind in writing projects, Catherine Trieschmann questions whether a renewal of occupation will uplift her creative stagnation.

Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

While I was Gone

November 08, 2013

On this week's edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Treischmann: going away to work on your art.

Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

School to Back

September 02, 2013

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: the first days of school.

Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

Unplugged

July 06, 2013

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: unplugging from the internet... and pacifiers. 

Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

Snow in April

April 27, 2013

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: looking for optimism in the wake of the Boston Bombings, and finding empathy in the darkest of times.

Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

Preggers by Catherine Trieschmann

February 09, 2013

This week on Parenting & Playwriting, Catherine Trieschmann does not offer advice... but, rather, offers up some ideas on the very many ways to handle pregnancy as a theatre artist.