Catie O'Keefe

Catie O’Keefe holds a BA in Theatre from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and a Masters in Playwriting from Royal Holloway University of London, UK.  Her work has been performed in London at the Jerwood Centre, Southwark Theatre, Henley Fringe Festival, The Royal Court Upstairs, Theatre 503, Bread & Roses Theatre and the 2008 and 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She participated in the Fall 2007 session of the Royal Court’s Young Writers Program and also the 2008 Invitation Class back at the Royal Court.  THE SPACE BETWEEN MY HEAD AND MY BODY premiered at London’s Theatre 503 and then transferred to the Underbelly Baby Belly 3 in Edinburgh. Her Play DECEPTION, ILLUSION AND NATE has been performed in the US and as part of the Dyssing Monday’s Dyslexic Festival in October 2008 and again in the Henley Fringe Festival in July 2009 in the UK. AN APARTMENT WITH GRACE was one of six winners to be produced for The Louisiana State University Outworks Festival in April 2010.  She served as Playwright in residence at New Edgecliff Theatre 2010-2013 during which they produced DARKER in the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival,  POE-SSESSED in Oct 2011, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST in Oct 2012, SLOW DESCENT FROM HEAVEN in Feb 2013 and FRANKENSTEIN In Oct. 2013. She wrote and directed WELCOME HOME: THE WADDIE WELCOME STORY at the historical Emery Theatre in May 2012. Her latest work includes FLIGHT 212, a short play for a human and a puppet that performed in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Portland, OR, FANTASIES AND NIGHTMARES with a reading at Playwright’s Local in Cleveland, ILLUMINATED (a prequel to DARKER with a World Premiere at convergence-continuum) and BEST INTENTIONS, a commissioned work that opened in London and transferred to the Edinburgh Fringe. She is Artistic Director of Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company and a recipient of the Peggy Ramsay Grant. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, The Network of Ensemble Theatres and The International Center for Women Playwrights. Her work can be seen in the UK, US and Amsterdam. Catie was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for FY2018.