Emphasis on local and regional playwrights.

       New Works Directed:

Alan Bomar Jones 

Pierce to the Soul by Chiquita Mullins Lee [CATCO] (2010)

Nominated for GCAC Artistic Excellence Award


Jonathan Putnam, Chuck Gillespie and Marianne Timmons

You’re My Boy by Herb Brown [CATCO] (2005)

Nominated for GCAC Artistic Excellence Award


The Shorts Festival 2000 [CATCO]

Writer’s Block by Carrie Leonard, Blind and Muted by Dan O’Reilly, The Walk by Dale Doerman, Mr. Peepers Goes to Hell by Johnrick Hole, A Geometric Digression of the Species by Carter W. Lewis, Wives by Jason Beehler, Eavesdropping Without Listening by Nicholas Hartmann, The Eternal Brunch by Fred Andrle


Geoffrey Nelson

Rickey by Jerry Holt [Touring] (1996 – 2003)

Originally produced for Shawnee State University in Portsmouth and subsequently toured nationally


A Shorts Festival [CATCO]: (1991)

The Art of Pitching by Doreen Dunn, Dead Batch Boys by Dan T. O’Reilly,

Wednesdays I Do Hills by Lynne Roth, The Mind Gallery by Is Said,

Checking Out by Joel Selmeier, Day Old Bread by Bonnie Milne Gardner,

My Favorite Superhero by Jeffrey Jordan, Mom’s Restaurant by

Joanne Blum, Family Ritual by Martine L. Stephens


New Works Produced at CATCO:

 Ghost Light: The Shorts Festival 2006:

Snake Oil by Wendy MacLeod, Two Clowns by Scott Tobin,

Merely Players by Jerry Holt, The Blueballs by Marianne Timmons,

Haunted by Eric Coble, The Death Scene from Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story by

Jim Vess, Us Chickens by Mary Tensing, Perpetual Present Tense by Peter Pauze


The Shorts Festival 2004:

Letting Go by Jennifer Stoessner, Remote by Eric Coble, Sucking the Marrow

by Mary Tensing, Executive Deluxe Accomodations by Chiquita Mullins Lee,

Trip Twenty by Cheryl Games, Smoking Room by Jerry G. Holt,

Beat the Press by Bill Corbett, The Orgy in 414 by Mark Mann


The Shorts Festival 2002:

Baggage Unattended by Eric Coble, Power of God by Herb Brown,

The Escorts by Bob McKay, Thank You for Choosing Tree of Life Airlines

by Jason Beehler, Atlantic Crossing by Wendy MacLeod,

Version 2.0 by Robert Flanagan and Sheldon Gleisser,

Boarding: A Love Story by Jerry Holt,

Estimated Time of Departure by Travis Horseman


           East Market Gardens created by John Giffin (co-produced with 5Minds, Inc.)(1996)

             Baby Chile by Is Said (one-act for school tour) (1994)


             Third Annual Shorts Festival: (1993)

                        Snow Job by Mark S. Maselli, Treading Water by Dan T. O’Reilly,

                        Artichokes and Gargoyles by Lynne Roth, The Electoral Date by Jeffrey Jordan,

                        Plato and Doris Are Dead by Johnrick Hole, Visiting Sarah by Michael L. Geis,

                        Forever Fraternal by Bonnie Milne Gardner


            Second Annual Shorts Festival: (1992)

                        Nesting by Rita K. Barkey, the effects of incestuous-breeking upon thoughts

                         and thought patterns by Dan T. O’Reilly, Infidelities by Gary Scott,

                        Brother’s Keeper by Michael Geis, The Sixth Day by Kristin Johnson,

                        We’re All Okay Now by Joanne Blum, Daddy’s Home by Bonnie Milne Gardner,

                        Dead But Not Forgotten by Lynne Roth


Solo Shorts: (1992)

The Lease by Jeffrey Jordan, JFK, Rudolph, and a Life With Fear In It

by Gay Brewer, Afire by Stephen Jon, Eat or Die by Johnrick Hole,

My Grandmother’s Vampires by Ann C. Hall, The Growing Season

by Is Said, Jump by Karin Cash, The Reader by Mark Maselli,

Expedite by Joel Selmeier


            The Women of My Father’s House by Carter W. Lewis (1989)


             Jupus Redeye by Robert Flanagan (1987)



Tales from the Grave (2015+)

Damian Bowerman, Jon Farris and Ed Vaughan in Tales from the Grave (2015+)

 Tales from the Grave [A Portable Theatre] (2015+)

Live radio drama based on tales by Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson, including radio commericals and live sound effects.


            Gunsmoke [30-minute satire of radio show for CATCO fundraiser] (2010)

            The Shadow [30-minute satire of radio show for CATCO fundraiser] (2009)

            War of the Worlds [30-minute satire of radio show for CATCO fundraiser] (2008)


Tales from the Grave [CATCO] (1999)

[adaptations of The Signalman by Charles Dickens,

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe, The Inexperienced Ghost

by H.G. Wells, The Open Window by Saki, The Body Snatcher

by Robert Louis Stevenson]


Heather Anderson and Jason Podplesky in The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi [adapted from O. Henry] (1993-1999)

One-act CATCO school tour


David Ayers, Jonathan Putnam and Dann E. Reese in 1892

1892 [CATCO] (1992)

docudrama about Columbus, Ohio


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