March 23 - Reading at Theater For The New City, NYC

Kat Mustatea's play "The Autobiography of Martine Rothblatt, As Told By Her Four Children, Along With A Robot Named Bina48" will be read on March 23, 2016, as part of the 365 Women Festival in New York City.

Reading Date: March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Venue: Theater For The New City, New York City (Cino Theater @ 155 1st Avenue - between 9th and 10th Streets)

Cast: Dianne Diep, Tigist Helen Schmidt, Carl Steele, Brooke Leigh Howard, Lynae DePriest

Details and reservations here.


 L to R: Brooke Leigh Howard, Carl Steele, Dianne Diep, Lynae DePriest, Kat Mustatea, Tigist Helen Schmidt

L to R: Brooke Leigh Howard, Carl Steele, Dianne Diep, Lynae DePriest, Kat Mustatea, Tigist Helen Schmidt

May 2 - "All About Caster" part of Women's Rights as Human Rights Festival at Jack

All About Caster

Performance Date:  May 2nd at 7 p.m.

JACK in Brooklyn 

505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn (Between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave.)

Part of a three day festival: Women's Rights = Human Rights. Tickets are $15 in advance or cash at the door. Purchase tickets for the May 2nd performance here.


Written by Kat Mustatea

Performed by Uju Enendu, Leon Morgan, Dianne Diep, Lynae DePriest, Brooke Leigh Howard

More information about the play here.






Uju Enendu is an actor/writer.  A Washington D.C. native who now resides and works in Manhattan.  In addition to acting, Uju is currently collaborating on a two person, one-act play set to debut Fall 2015.  In her spare time, Uju loves to travel internationally.



Lynaé DePriest, born and raised in Chicago, is an actor, writer, and activist. She received her B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and recently relocated to New York for artistic freedom and inspiration. She is thrilled to be working with Kat Mustatea on this project. Favorite credits include: Hits the Fan (Theatre for the New City); The Gift (Cape May Stage); The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler and When Last We Flew (Diversionary Theatre).  She also recently contributed as a Maker to Project Unspeakable (Convergences Theatre Collective). 

Instagram/Twitter @LynaeDePriest



Dianne Diep is a graduate of Neighborhood Playhouse, who's acted in numerous festivals: 17 plays over 2 seasons of Writopia's Worldwide Plays, Midtown International twice, 36 Hour Play Fest and the first Best Play winner of The Bad Theater Festival. Other recent theatre: Romeo & Juliet (Nurse), Duncan Pflaster'sThe Tragedy of Dandelion (playing a variety of male and female roles), Durrenmatt's The Physicists and a reading of Ordinary for Abingdon. On-camera, she's done over a dozen projects, was a principal on Oxygen network's My Crazy Love and appears in three upcoming films (Bahama MamaHonor and My Hypnotic Beyond)



Brooke Leigh Howard is an actress originally from Ohio.  She began acting at the age of 10, attending Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.  After venturing along the East Coast, she finally found her home in Harlem of New York City. Having a love for the stage, she is also the current Miss New York City International.  Brooke looks forward to continuing her career as a New York City actor.

Twitter: @bleighhoward



Best known as "America's next favorite Black guy," Leon is a born and raised New Yorker.  After graduating from the William Esper Studio, Leon has made numerous appearances in film, TV and theatre projects. Currently: Leon is studying improv and sketch writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, has found a new interest in works of Marcel Proust and is also preparing to audition for admission to Juilliard.

Twitter: @lmacting 

Belarusian Dream Theater - coming up spring 2014

"Applause, Please" has been selected for Belarusian Dream Theater, an international initiative that includes 17 partner theaters in Europe, Australia, and the USA. 

Details about the program are available here and here.

Selected plays will be presented simultaneously on March 25, 2014 by the following partner theaters:

Arts Research Institute of Ilia State University - Tbilisi, Georgia

Bennington College - Bennington, VT, USA

Cummins Theatre - Merredin, WA, Australia

Global Theatre Project - Florence, Italy

Global Theatre Project - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Korniag Theatre - Minsk, Belarus

Maladype Theater - Budapest, Hungary

Memento Teaterkompani - Oslo, Norway

Out Of Balanz - Copenhagen, Denmark

Square Theatre Company - Athens, Greece

Stages WA - Perth, WA, Australia

Strefna WolnaSlowa - Warsaw, Poland

TLS Frankfurt - Frankfurt, Germany

TRESS Teaterkompani - Oslo, Norway

Theatre in the Room - Kiev, Ukraine

The Troika Collective - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Urban Stages - New York, NY, USA


Insomniacs 24 Hour Play Festival Oct. 19

Will be participating in this as a playwright... 

Insomniacs 24 Hour Play Festival

October 19, 2013

Theatre 54
244 W. 54th Street
(between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
12th Floor
New York, NY

What happens when a group of actors, writers, and directors converge together with the task of writing and performing a new play in 24 hours? Insomnia!!

The Grex Group Theatre is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Insomniacs 24 Hour Play Festival set for October 18th and 19th at Theatre 54! Tickets here.


Dramatists Guild Director/Dramatist Exchange

Will be one of 15 playwrights and 15 directors in attendance:

Dramatists Guild of America Director/Dramatist Exchange
Tuesday, October 1st 6-8PM
Frederick Loewe Room
1501 Broadway, 7th floor
New York, NY 10036


CitiWrights conference in Miami

I wrote my first ten-minute play for the CitiWrights conference in Miami this past weekend, for Tina Howe's playwriting seminar. The play came together in one feverish night, right after I  arrived in Miami and saw this magical moon. Sometimes a play can take over and write itself - and you had best just get out of its way. My strange little story, about a woman who is turning into a lizard, elicited an enthusiastic thumbs up from Tina Howe, and a priceless, inspired cold reading from Leslie Ayvazian and Gordon McConnell. You kind of had to be there.


Opening reception: ocean, drinks, heights, expanse, and that certain je-ne-sais-quoi only Miami has.


Nevada @ Dixon Place, February 3

For the culmination of my residency with The Field, I will be presenting a fragment of a longer work titled Nevada. It contains both new writing, as well as my debut as a choreographer! The wonderful Steven Ogg, Margot White, Zachary Denison, and Tina Wang will be performing. I am endlessly grateful to them for their patience with me, in what has been a truly exploratory work. Come see!

February 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

161A Chrystie Street
Sunday, February 3 at 7:30 pm
The Field's Emerging Artist Residency Showcase

(Tickets here)


Residency at The Field starts today

I will be developing a new work in residence at The Field for the next four months, culminating in a performance in February. The rehearsal space is a beautiful loft in Chelsea, just steps from the entrance to the Highline. 

Most of the others in the residency are dancers/choreographers. There is one director with his own ensemble. I am the only playwright. This is an exciting and intriguing scenario. I am the only one whose work starts with language, and I will have to figure out how to translate language into the three dimensional world of sense and movement.

On meeting my fellow residents for this season, I was asked to describe what I would be working on. I'm sure I blathered on about something, but the truth is I don't know. I have ten pages - probably the first scene of a full length play - and a whole lot of ambition about using the time as a kind of movement laboratory. And that is all I have so far.


Readings of Caleb is Pregnant Jan. 21 & 28

The Polygraph Tests: Refining the Writer’s Voice

Sat. 1/21 & Sat. 1/28

Time: 5pm | Readings then Wine!
Place: COLLAB (304 Hudson Street, NYC)
Admission: $5 Suggested Donation


By Katalina Mustatea | Directed by Dan Durkin | Starring: Chris Barlow, Cary Hite, Nadia Hulett, Brendan McDonough, Emma Meltzer, Shelby Wong

True False Theatre company members will present a reading of Caleb is Pregnant as part of my month-long playwriting residency. The script is a work in progress and will likely change from the first reading to the second.