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Catherine Butterfield’s produced and published plays include Brownstone, The Sleeper, Joined at the Head, Where the Truth Lies, Snowing at Delphi, Life in the Trees, John's Hand, and The Backflip.Her best known play is probably Joined at the Head, originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club and nominated for a Drama Desk award and an Obie. It has been produced regionally at many theatres including the Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, and recently in Barcelona, Spain where it won the grand prize at the Barcelona theatre festival. It also earned her the George E. Oppenheimer/New York Newsday Award for Best New Play and the Kennedy Center-American Express award for Outstanding Promise as a Playwright. Running a close second for recognition factor is The Sleeper, which received the Kaufman & Hart Award for Best New American Comedy. A recent production of it at the Theatre Tribe was nominated for six L.A. Weekly awards. Life in the Trees, a poignant comedy, received the Davie Award for Best New Play in Regional Theatre and has received many regional productions. Brownstone was commissioned by the Laguna Playhouse for their 2008 season and directed by Ms. Butterfield.Her newest play, It Has To Be You, recently received staged readings at PLAYFEST Santa Barbara and the Abingdon theatre in New York. Another new play, Terrible Beauty, a psychological drama, was given a staged reading at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles. Fun, a ten minute play, was recently performed at the American Blues Theatre in Chicago as part of their “Ripped” festival. She has just completed a short one-act with a science fiction bent entitled Unblemished.TV writing/producing credits include Grimm, Ghost Whisperer, Party of Five and Fame LA. She also directed a film adaptation of her short play John’s Hand, which can be found on youtube.com and StrikeTV.com.
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