Catya McMullen is a Brooklyn-based playwright and comedian. Her short play, Missed Connection won the 37th Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, was directed by Leslye Headland and is published by Samuel French. She is the author of five full length plays (The Collective, Rubber Ducks and Sunsets, Everything is Probably Going to be Okay, AGNES!, and We Pray to Elephants) along with numerous shorts. She is a member of EST Youngblood, a company member of The Middle Voice Theater Company; the apprentice company of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the octo-group at the claque, and is the Educational Director for Ground UP Productions. She was a finalist for the City Theater National Award for Short Playwriting and is the creator of the WE ARE ANIMALS series, a quarterly variety show she writes with Scott Klopfenstein of the Gold Record selling band Reel Big Fish, where she raps under her rap alias “Chihuahua Fancy.”

She has been produced or developed work with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, EST/Youngblood, the PIT, the LARK, Naked Angels, The Flea Theater, Rising Phoenix Rep, The Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Repertory Theater, The Shelter, Ground UP Productions, Ugly Rhino, ESPA at Primary Stages and UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Dramatic Art. BA UNC Chapel Hill Dramatic Art, Creative Writing.