Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Catherine Yu

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017

Catherine Yu spent her time at MacDowell working on a draft of a museum play with Baroque opera interludes and a screenplay about Ludwig Wittgenstein. The play was created and developed in the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and received a reading with the Movement Theater Company in November 2016. She was a 2016 NYFA Playwright Fellow and has held fellowships at NYTW, Soho Rep and Ma-Yi.



Catherine Yu worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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