catherine eaton: director, actor, writer, producer

Catherine is a part-Native-American New York based film director, producer and script-writer, as well as an award-winning actor who has performed internationally in classical and new works. She directed the 17-minute short film THE SOUNDING starring Frankie Faison (HBO’s The Wire, Banshee) which is in its final stages of post.

Catherine is also in post-production on her feature film directorial debut, LIV, a screenplay she co-wrote with Bryan Delaney. LIV stars Harris Yulin (Scarface, Place Beyond the Pines), Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex), and Faison (reprising his role from THE SOUNDING), Tony-winners Danny Burstein and David Furr, and Catherine plays the role of Olivia. The feature is being produced by Eaton alongside Braxton Pope (Shrink, The Canyons) and Caitlin Gold (Imagine I’m Beautiful), and was shot by David Kruta (Sundance’s Concussion, ICG Emerging Cinematographers Award), alongside an amazing crew almost entirely in New York. The script was short-listed for the Sundance LABs, Cinereach, and the Sloan Awards.

Catherine is currently developing two original content series for television, the half-hour edgy comedy ON THE OUTS (a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Labs and the PAGE Int’l Screenwriting Awards) and the hour-long dramatic series HUNTING GROUND.

Catherine’s recent stage work includes Broadway: MTC (Snow Geese with Mary Louise Parker), Carnegie Hall (Corsetless, The Bohemians); Off-Bway: Origin Theatre (Clocks and Whistles); Regional: Pittsburgh Public Theater (Electra, title role), Guthrie Theatre (Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Importance of Being Earnest, Venetian Twins, A Christmas Carol), Fulton Opera House (August: Osage County, Michael Archangel), Merrimack Rep (The Exceptionals), Irish Classical Theatre (Hedda Gabler, Moon for the Misbegotten, The Cobbler), New Jersey Rep (Child’s Guide to Innocence) and Gino DiIorio’s Reparation, which opened at Luna Stage in NJ and is moving Off-Bway in the fall of 2015 with Catherine attached.  Television: “Person of Interest,” “All My Children,” “Sex and the City.”  Film: LIV, The Sounding, Training Day, The Collaboration, Last Seen, Miss Bertram’s Awakening, Showers of Happiness, With or Without You. Catherine wrote and performs the solo-show, CORSETLESS, which has toured internationally and was optioned for film.

Awards: Katharine Cornell for acting, Field Report for writing, Emmy Award for production, IRNE nominee for acting, Lotta M Crabtree Recipient, Assets for Artists Recipient. A member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, New York Women in Film and Television, and Film Fatales (an international collective of female film directors).

Catherine is a founding partner of the production house, Stir – a multi-disciplinary production house. She has produced two short films and one feature length film (including the award-winning short Showers of Happiness written by Carol Todd), developmental and fully-realized theatrical productions, and a floating monthly salon series in venues across Manhattan. Catherine has also free-lanced as a producer/field producer for clients such as Madison Square Garden, NBC, Radio City Music Hall, and others.

Training: BA Cornell University, MFA University of MN, Graduate of KSImprov, NYFA Artist Entrepreneur Bootcamp Graduate. Catherine is currently based in Manhattan.