| T. Cat Ford has
worked as a professional actor for the past 18 years in regional, international
and New York theatre. She has originated a number of roles for playwrights
Romulus Linney and Lanie Robertson.
Her one-act play "Poolside" was produced as a part of Manhattan Class Company's 1989 summer workshop series. This one-act was subsequently produced by the West Bank Theatre Cafe and by the Triangle Theatre Company as a part of the staged reading of her one act trilogy entitled Oak Land. In October, 2000 "Poolside" and "Links", the second one-act of the trilogy, were produced by Mercer University Theatre. “Poolside” was part of Mill Mountain Theatre’s Lunchtime series in February 2003.
A Simple Gift, her exploration of nineteenth century Shakerism, was presented as a staged reading in October, 1998 by Abingdon Theatre Company and was given a concert reading by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey in January, 2001. In 2003 it was a semi-finalist for the Mill Mountain Theatre New Play Competition. And in June of 2003 this play was presented as a part of Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s reading series. A Simple Gift was a finalist for the 2004 National Playwrights Conference.
The first draft of her play, Pow'r In The Blood, was one of the final plays to be considered for the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Subsequently it received four developmental readings produced by Abingdon Theatre Company, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and Gold Thread Productions at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Pow’r In The Blood was a finalist for the 2001 National Playwrights Conference.
Roar Lions! Roar!!, was one of five finalists for the 2002 Mill Mountain Theatre New Play competition. In the April, 2003 it received a workshop production sponsored by the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.
Ms. Ford is a member of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s Playwright’s Unit, the playwrights unit at the Player’s Club and in August, 2003 was invited to the playwrights retreat, New River Dramatists, at Healing Spring in Crumpler, North Carolina.