CATHERINE HURD, WRITER
I graduated from UCLA with a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting, and from Florida State University with an MFA in Film Production. I received my BFA from Florida Atlantic University in Theater. Screenwriting awards include the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, Chesterfield Film Company Writing Award, Marty Klein Comedy Writing Award, Moondance Film Festival Writing Award and several others. I optioned three feature length scripts in Los Angeles, one with Donald Petrie attached as director. A new musical I wrote, "Zuccotti Park," with Vatrena King (composer) was a finalist in the Venus Adonis Theater Festival in NYC. It won best director, was best musical, and came in a close second for best play out of 48 entries. Zuccotti Park was directed and produced by Luis Salgado, of Salgado Productions. I have just completed a new play, Until Death Do Us Part, which has been accepted into this year's Venus Adonis NYC Theater Festival.
Unique traits: playwright, screenwriter
Until Death Do Us Part
Theater by Valeria Cossu Until Death Do Us Part is a dark comedy about Jean Williamson, whose husband, George, suffers from dementia. As George's antics lead from crisis to crisis, Jean’s daughters, Angela and Flo, encourage her to put George in a home, where he can be better cared for. But Jean insists on staying with George "until death do us part." To further complicate matters, an old flame, Harry Holmes, former detective, and now successful novelist, comes to town for a book tour and tries to rekindle his romance with Jean. Things get complicated when an ex con bent on revenge stalks Harry, and becomes convinced that Harry and Jean are trying to murder George.
Theater by Salgado Productions playwright
Theater by Salgado Productions Participant in the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) 2016
Until Death Do Us Part (comedy one act play) Finalist: Venus Adonis Theater Festival
Zuccotti Park (Musical) Participant, FringeNYC
Zuccotti Park (musical) Best Musical, 2nd Place Best Play, VA NYC Theater Festival
Writer's Digest Writing Composition
Moondance Film Festival
Chesterfield Film Company Award
Marty Klein Comedy Writing Award
Jay Grossman Comedy Writing Award
Stephen N. Gershenson Memorial Award for Comedy Writing