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The play’s the thing - Alumni Profiles
March 2014 Issue
“Comedy has been in my tool box, but it wasn’t until I turned 40 and had kids that I turned to writing comedy,” playwright Catherine Trieschmann (MFA ’01) muses. “For me, comedy is the way characters perceive themselves versus how they really are; that gap about their delusions is funny.” Trieschmann’s latest play—a comedy about small-town church life, politics, gossip, amateur artists and a $20,000 prize, titled “The Most Deserving”—premiered at the Denver Theatre Center in October with an off-Broadway production already slated. Over the past decade, Trieschmann has written eight plays that have been performed at venues all over—from the Bush Theatre of London to the New Theatre of Sydney (Australia), from the South Coast Repertory in Orange County, Calif., to the New York International Fringe Festival and such mid-America venues as Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and the American Theatre Company in Chicago. Her work confronts contemporary hot-button issues. “How the World Began” is about the firestorm that results when …
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