Caitlin Montanye Parrish

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Caitlin Montanye Parrish works as a critic, playwright, essayist, and lecturer.

Original plays[edit]

A Twist of Water:*[1] Currently at the Theatre Wit, Dir. Erica Weiss*[2]. Red Tape Theatre, Fresh Eyes Project, Chicago, IL (January, 2010) Dir. Keira Fromm

Alice in Circles: * [3] Rhinofest, Chicago, IL (2006) Dir. Erica L. Weiss Hypatia Theatre Project, Chicago, IL (2009) Dir. Erica L. Weiss

Echo Boom: Centenary College, Shreveport, LA (2008) Dir. Brandy Austin University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (2007) Dir. Caitlin Montanye Parrish*[4] DePaul University, Chicago, IL (2006) Dir. Robert O’Hara Awards:Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Nominee (2006)

Florida Styx: Hypatia Theatre Company, Chicago, IL (2006) Dir. Erica L. Weiss Notable Reviews: “4 stars…Parrish is aces with poetic dialogue.” TimeOut Chicago* [5] “3 ½ stars…remarkable poignancy and metaphoric elegance…Parrish remarkably captures the destitution of life in the altered state of reality that is Florida…“Florida Styx” is a prime example of the commitment to artistic vision that this city nurtures.” Gay Chicago Magazine

Fuck Tori Amos Publications: Smith & Kraus’ 2008: The Best Ten-Minute Plays for 2 Actors Smith & Kraus’ The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2008 (excerpt) Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL (2006) Dir. Erica L. Weiss Chicago Dramatists, Chicago, IL (2005) Dir. Ernie Nolan

Moss Lady The Inconvenience, Chicago, IL (2009) Dir. Missi Davis

Red Georgia Clay Hypatia Theatre Company, Chicago, IL (2005) Dir. Erica L. Weiss Awards: Princess Grace Fellowship Semi-Finalist (2005)

Strapped The Inconvenience, Chicago, IL (2010) Dir. Emily Reusswig AbbyFest, Chicago, IL (Summer, 2010) Dir. TBA

Suit Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL (2005) Dir. Gemma Cooper-Novak Victory Gardens Theatre Reading Series, Chicago, IL (March, 2010) Dir. Erica L. Weiss

The View from Tall Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, NY (2004) Dir. Brett D. Reynolds Route 66 Theatre Company, Chicago, IL (2009) Dir. Erica L. Weiss Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project, Nashville, TN (2009) Dir. Brandy Austin Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY (2006) Dir. Leigh Silverman Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME (2005) Dir. Lisa Difranza

Awards[edit]

National Young Playwrights Competition Winner (2003)

Lectures / Solo performance pieces[edit]

“Big Wind” KAPWA: An Arts Benefit for the Philippines, Chicago, IL (2009) “Bon Iver”, The Inconvenience, Chicago, IL (2009) “Cosmic Horror and the Unopened Door”, Red Tape Theatre, Chicago, IL (2009) “Epic Fail”, Night of the Living Entertainers III, Chicago, IL (2009) “Gothic Feminism”, Red Tape Theatre, Chicago, IL (2009) “A Great Depression Is What You Need”, The Inconvenience, Chicago, IL (2009) “Memphis” The Inconvenience, Chicago, IL (2009), “Nora Jane Schoeny” The Encyclopedia Show, Chicago, IL (2009) “The Story of a Mother”, Red Tape Theatre, Chicago, IL (2009) “The Story We Don’t Want to Tell & The End of the World is a Poem”, Red Tape Theatre, Chicago, IL (2009) “A Brief Discourse on the Importance of Etymology in Tomorrow’s Election”, Night of the Living Entertainers II, Chicago, IL (2008)

Theatre reviews[edit]

“12 Ophelias” Time Out Chicago / Issue 240 : Oct 1–7, 2009* [6] “A Song for Coretta” Time Out Chicago / Issue 226 : Jun 25–Jul 1, 2009* [7] “Aunt Dan and Lemon” Time Out Chicago / Issue 248 : Nov 26–Dec 2, 2009 * [8] “Bent” Time Out Chicago / Issue 230 : Jul 23–29, 2009 “Boys’ Life” Time Out Chicago / Issue 234 : Aug 20–26, 2009 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Time Out Chicago / Issue 233 : Aug 13–19, 2009 “Dead Wrong” Time Out Chicago / Issue 227 : Jul 2–8, 2009 “Dr. Harlon’s Keys to Better Living” Time Out Chicago / Issue 248: Nov 26—Dec 2, 2009 “Earth: TTFN?!” Time Out Chicago / Issue 228 : Jul 9–15, 2009 “Ivanov” Time Out Chicago / Issue 241 : Oct 8–14, 2009 “Lorca in a Green Dress” Time Out Chicago / Issue 235 : Aug 27–Sep 2, 2009 “Man of La Mancha” Time Out Chicago / Issue 244 : Oct 29, 2009–Nov 6, 2009 “Sex” Time Out Chicago / Issue 245 : Nov 5–11, 2009 “Ten Square” Time Out Chicago / Issue 242 : Oct 15–21, 2009 “The Hecubae” Time Out Chicago / Issue 234 : Aug 20–26, 2009 “The Last Unicorn” Time Out Chicago / Issue 243 : Oct 22–28, 2009 “The Ruby Sunrise” Time Out Chicago / Issue 230 : Jul 23–29, 2009 “The Set Up & The Wild Party” TimeOut Chicago / Issue 237 : Sept 10-16, 2009 “Waiting for Godot” Time Out Chicago / Issue 232 : Aug 6–12, 2009