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Catherine Keyser



Nationality:    USA
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Catherine Keyser is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied playwriting with Wendy Wasserstein. She won the Young Playwrights Inc. National Young Playwrights Competition in 2000 with her one-act play Welcome Home, Virginia Woolf. Her full-length Drama Under Fire, about Hillary Clinton's election to the New York Senate seat, won the America's Best Playwriting Competition in 2001. Under Fire was originally staged in a reading by the New York feminist performance collective "the estrotribe" in April 2001, and was produced in November 2001 at the University of Central FloridA. Catherine's one-act plays have won several awards, including the Scholastic Writing Competition Dramatic Script Category Gold award (1997), Baker's Plays High School Playwriting Contest (1996), and the International thespian Society Playworks Contest (1996). In addition, she is a five-time winner of the New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival (1991-1996). Her plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc. (Finding a Chord), Baker's Plays (the Fiance andBeautiful Girls), and Dramatics magazine (Dreamtime). Her plays have been produced throughout the United States, from Wilmington, Delaware to Del Rio, Texas. Catherine currently attends Harvard University, where she is pursuing a doctorate in English literature.

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        Finding A Chord

Finding A Chord

Grounded for yet another Saturday night, Sam finds herself stuck in the basement with her precocious and anti-social sister, emily. Faced with nothing better to do, Sam declares that it's time for a real sister-to-sister conversation -- possibly their first ever. But emily is perfectly content to spend the evening by herself, and doubts that Sam would want to uncover the secret that keeps her alone and isolated every evening. With entertaining dialogue and strong characters, Finding a Chord takes a fresh and honest look at sexual orientation and adolescence.


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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -


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25-35 min Comedy/Drama

Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  2 females

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