Director of Programs
Clara Barton High School, Brooklyn
Cathleen began as a Teaching Artist with Opening Act in 2008 at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn and now serves as Director of Programs for the organization. Prior to joining Opening Act in a leadership role, Cathleen facilitated the creation of 3Thursdays, an after school creative writing program produced by Naked Angels Theater Company. A graduate of the New York Community Trust Leadership Fellows Program at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, Cathleen is interested in developing and strengthening individuals and communities through devised theater, storytelling and improvisation. As a performer, Cathleen has appeared on television, Off-Broadway and online. Raised by a former nun and priest, Cathleen combines a fierce commitment to social justice with an insatiable need to be the funniest person in the room. Cathleen studied improvisation at The Second City Conservatory and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and holds B.A. in Performance Studies from Goddard College in Vermont.