Catya McMullen is a playwright and comedian. Her short play, MISSED CONNECTION won the 37th Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, was directed by Leslye Headland and is published by Samuel French.
She is the author of the comedic hip hop musical LOCKED UP BITCHES (World Premiere, The Flea) and the plays GEORGIA MERTCHING IS DEAD (EST/Youngblood Studio Production, The LARK), AGNES (Workshop Production, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), EVERYTHING IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE OKAY (Rattlestick developed), WE PRAY TO ELEPHANTS (EST/Youngblood developed), ASSHOLES IN GAS STATIONS (EST/Youngblood, Ground UP Productions developed), RUBBER DUCKS AND SUNSETS (World Premiere Ground UP Productions), and THE COLLECTIVE (World Premiere, Triskellion Arts) along with numerous shorts. She is a proud alum of the Obie award winning EST/Youngblood and a company member of The Middle Voice Theater Company; the apprentice company of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. She was a finalist for the City Theater National Award for Short Playwriting and is the Creator of the WE ARE ANIMALS series, a quarterly variety show series she writes with Scott Klopfenstein of the Gold Record selling band Reel Big Fish, where she raps under her feminist hip hop alias “Chihuahua Fancy.” She has received multiple commissions from the Sloan Foundation and is currently writing a play about back alley abortions given in the years before Roe V. Wade.
She teaches sketch comedy and playwriting at The People’s Improv Theater. She has been produced or developed work with The Middle Voice Theater Company/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, EST/Youngblood, The People’s Improv Theater, The Lark Play Development Center, Lesser America, Naked Angels, The Flea Theater, The F*it Club, Rising Phoenix Rep, Playmakers Repertory Company, Ground UP Productions, Ugly Rhino, and Primary Stages. BA UNC Chapel Hill