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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

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Parenting & Playwriting

The Pageant, part II

5 January 2013

On this week's edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: an update on Catherine's Christmas pageant saga.

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The Pageant

24 November 2012

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: our advice columnist needs your advice! Should she stand up for her vision of this year's Christmas pageant and take the director's seat?

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School Jitters

22 September 2012

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting: learning how to let go on the first day of school.

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A Room with a View

18 August 2012

On this week's edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: what's a mom to do when they can't bring her kids with her on a retreat?

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The Spider Outside Your Door

8 July 2012

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: the appearance of one little spider can change one's views on writing and life.

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Packing for the Guilt Trip

17 June 2012

This post is the fifth column of a regular series on Parenting & Playwriting. In this edition, Catherine Trieschmann writes about the idea of working parent's guilt.

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What I did for Love

26 May 2012

Catherine Treischmann's Parenting & Playwriting series continues with a question about new play development: when you're offered out-of-town production and development oppurtunities, what do you do when you're the primary caregiver to small children?

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Having It All

28 April 2012

Catherine Trieschmann continues her column on parenting as a playwright with answering a reader's question regarding "having it all." Can anyone have it all? And who would you rather be – Diane Keaton or Sam Shepherd?

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When do you write?

17 March 2012

In her latest installment, Catherine Trieschmann talks about finding time to write... when you're busy taking care of very tiny humans.

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Sharing Bad Reviews with My Children

18 February 2012

Catherine Trieschmann kicks off her new advice column about parenthood and playwriting with a perplexing question: is it okay to share your bad reviews with your kids?

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On Theater and Religion; or, Disappointing Mother
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On Theater and Religion; or, Disappointing Mother

12 January 2012

Playwright Catherine Trieschmann examines the clash between her theatrical taste for sinner and her real life taste for saints.  

 

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Parenting and Playwriting

18 September 2011

For Catherine Trieschmann, parenthood interrupted her playwriting process by taking up time that used to be spent daydreaming.

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Parenting and Playwriting Highlights

Remember the days when my kids were too young to complain about my writing about them? Here are five of my favorite essays from the "Parenting and Playwriting" series!

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Parenting & Playwriting

A series on balancing responsibilities as a working playwright and as a parent.