#getmyducksinarow  Press

Carnegie Hill Productions and James Spry present



by Raina Seitel Gittlin

When I met Catherine Schreiber at this time a year ago, we were both getting buffed and puffed in anticipation of that night's big event...The TONY Awards.  

Even with the noise of the blow dryers blaring and the makeup artist securing finishing touches, Catherine and I were able to connect and bond.  I realized through our conversation that she was a woman and mother of many talents, and someone I would look up to.
Among other things, I learned Catherine was up for a TONY Award that night as a producer on the brilliant play, "Next Fall."  After that chance meeting in a NY City salon, Catherine and I remained in touch and became friends. Hers is a story of reinvention and determination, and Catherine is living what she refers to as her “second life.” 
After focusing on the raising of her two children who are now grown, Catherine has put her energies and focus into her life-long love of acting, writing and producing.  Within a year, Catherine has produced hit Broadway shows like “Next Fall” and “Scottsboro Boys,” which was nominated last night at the TONY Awards for best musical.  She is also in the midst of preparing to bring “The King’s Speech” to Broadway. 
But what Catherine is most passionate about these days is her witty and delightful Off-Broadway show, “Desperate Writers.”  Catherine co-wrote the play with Joshua Grenrock and plays a part in the show…as one of three kidnapped Hollywood producers!  This marks Catherine's acting comeback on stage after 20 years!

With a talented cast, including Pauletta Washington, a mother of 4 and Denzel Washington’s wife, “Desperate Writers” is a light and funny comedy that is perfect for a mom’s night out!  It has been said that if you love “Entourage” and want a little inside scoop about the Hollywood scene you will love this show. 
After seeing the show, I felt proud of Catherine.  As a mother, her passion, tenacity and commitment set a great example for other mothers of all ages.  Her belief that we can all have second chances at following our dreams, and that we can reinvent ourselves even after having our children sends a strong message to mothers everywhere.  We met as mere strangers…two mothers of different ages, representing two different generations yet that didn’t matter, as we’ve become great friends.