February 17, 2018

Brewer Plays Role at Folger Theatre

Cate Brewer, lecturer in Theatre & Dance, played the role of Mrs. Jennings in the two-week extension for Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility at Folger Theatre.  The production was directed by Eric Tucker and received critical acclaim in both its original iteration with Bedlam Theatre Company in NYC and at Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Brewer Performs in Capital Fringe Festival

Cate Brewer, lecturer in the department of Theatre & Dance, performed in the Capital Fringe Festival for the third consecutive summer.  The Capital Fringe Festival is: “a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together. Capital Fringe thrives on amplifying the vibrancy of D.C.’s independent arts community and enriches the lives of those who reside, work and visit here.”(https://www.capitalfringe.org/about)

Brewer Presents at Mid-America Theatre Conference

Cate Brewer, lecturer in the department of theatre and dance, presented a paper at the Mid-America Theatre Conference for the eighth consecutive year this March. The Mid-America Theatre Conference is an annual conference of theatre academics and practitioners, celebrating the craft and discipline of theatre in America.

Brewer Performs in Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Cate Brewer, lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, performed in a world premiere production for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Hootenanny, written by Monique LaForce, is a two-person production about two actors backstage during a bluegrass musical version of Macbeth. As the backstage story between these two actors unfolds, life mirrors art.

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival included more than 50 world premiere plays by women and took place this fall in the Washington area. The festival is described as “The professional theaters of the Washington, DC region have joined together to produce the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in the fall of 2015. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights, highlighting both the scope of plays being written by women and the range of professional theater produced in and around the nation’s capital.” www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org.

An article about the festival in American Theatre Magazine can be accessed here.

The Washington Post review of the production can be found here.

Cate Brewer Understudies at Folger Theatre

Cate Brewer, lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was in the understudy company for Aaron Posner’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Folger Theatre. She will also play a lead role in Cold As Death, an adaptation of Thomas Middleton’s The Second Maiden’s Tragedy, for the Capital Fringe Festival this July.


Washington Post Reviews Fringe Show

This summer, Cate Brewer, faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance, starred in Monique LaForce’s new work entitled: Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud in DC’s Capital Fringe Festival. The production was well-received, and according to Jane Horwitz of the Washington Post “Brewer’s Isis commands the Stage.”

Check out the reviews:

Washington Post Review

Washington City Paper Review


Brewer Stars in Capital Fringe Festival Play

Cate Brewer, lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, is spending her summer starring in Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud. The play begins this month, with the first showing on Saturday, July 12 at The Redrum in Washington, D.C. For more information, check out the DC Metro Theater Arts blog.


Cate Brewer Co-Chairs National Theatre Conference

Cate Brewer, Lecturer in Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance, co-chaired the Practice/Production Symposium of The Mid-America Theatre Conference.  She also presented her paper entitled: “Contemporizing Commedia: Re-envisioning the Renaissance.”  Cate has presented at The Mid-America Theatre Conference for the last six years.

Cate Brewer Directs Piece at Kennedy Center Festival

Cate Brewer, visiting assistant professor of Theatre and Dance, directed a piece from Four Riffs for a Sailor by Monica Raymond with The Guillotine Theatre Company (formerly Georgetown Theatre), for The Kennedy Center’s 11th annual Page-to-Stage Festival this weekend. Four Riffs for a Sailor examines the roles of several female characters woven throughout Homer’s Odyssey.