Cathleen is a theatre artist based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cathleen trained in Lecoq-based physical theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and holds an MFA from Naropa University. Before becoming a theatre artist, Cathleen studied psychology and women's studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where she explored the social and therapeutic applications of the arts, including group psychodrama, Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed, street theatre, site-specific sculpture and Playback Theatre, an improvised group storytelling form. These early interests and influences are still at the heart of Cathleen's collaborative work.
As an arts administrator, Cathleen works to broker meaningful connections between artists and audiences through innovative engagement programming, content-rich digital and print communications, and groundbreaking educational initiatives.
Cathleen currently works as a freelance director, educator, performer and voiceover artist.
Photograph by Sebastian Orr