Cat@Homethe musings of a cat who writes...
Cat Delaney is a Renaissance woman whose focus is and always has been in writing. She is accomplished, creative and diverse in her body of work.
Her writing spans all forms, including poetry, for which she has won numerous awards, films, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, novels, non-fiction books, and plays for the stage; in 2009 she won the prestigious Samuel French award for Canadian playwriting with her social satire, Welfarewell.
Widely travelled, and having lived in various places on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, Cat presently makes her home in Nova Scotia where she lives with her brainy collie, Fiona, lumpy collie, Skye, and four mad proofreading cats.
Director of the May 2011 production of Welfarewell in Austria, Michale Darmanin, and his University of Salzburg colleague, Andreas Schachermayr, are set to translate Welfarewell into German. Darmanin’s troupe, The English Drama Group, are staging Welfarewell in its original English form in Salzburg and Vienna. Mr. Darmanin has received numerous inquiries from German-language theatre groups […]
Esmerelda’s name will be up in lights. Cat is pleased to announce that Big Nickel Motion Picture Factory has optioned the screenplay rights to Welfarewell. Plans are underway to secure top talent to direct and act in the film. Right now this is under development and we’ll keep you posted on progress, including who will […]
the cast and crew at West Mifflin High School in Pennsylvania for their outstanding efforts in staging Welfarewell. They had an 18-year-old actress, Becky, playing 80-year-old Esmerelda!
Cat is very proud of the cast, only 5 of whom had ever been on stage before. A round of Catnip for everyone!
Esmerelda Quipp – Rebecca Mamaeff
Because sales for the published version (Samuel French, Inc., 2010) of Cat’s award-winning stage play, Welfarewell, are going so well, there will certainly be live productions in the next few months and years. Cat is looking forward to attending premieres galore! The play is a two-act social satire, featuring an 80-year-old retired stage actor, Esmerelda […]