Louis Catron

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General Information

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Name: Louis Catron

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: 1932 in Springfield, Illinois

Deceased: 2010


Illinois Connection

Louis Catron was born in Springfield, Ill., and was educated at Millikin University and Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

During the Korean War, he served in the Navy. Prior to teaching, he held a variety of jobs. He enjoyed success as an actor, but felt he belonged in teaching theater.

He joined William & Mary in 1966. In 1988 the Virginia Council of Higher Education awarded him the Outstanding Faculty Award, an annual honor given 12 professors. In 1972 and 1975 he was named an “Outstanding Educator of America.”

A number of Prof. Catron’s students excelled as actors, directors, screenplay writers and authors. Perhaps best known are actress Glenn Close and novelist-screenwriter Karen Hall of “MASH” and “Hill Street Blues.”


Published Works

  • Playwriting: Writing Producing and Selling Your Play, Waveland Press, 1990
  • Overcoming Directorial Mental Blocks About Blocking, S. French, 1991
  • Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone? (A Play), S. French, 1999
  • Touch the Bluebird's Song (A Play) , S. French, 2002
  • The Elements of Playwriting, Waveland Press, 2001
  • The Power of One: The Solo Play for Playwrights, Actors, and Directors , Waveland Press, 2009
  • The Director's Vision: Play Direction from Analysis to Production, Waveland Press, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Playwriting: Writing Producing and Selling Your Play

ISBN: 0881335649
Release Date: 1990-07

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Overcoming directorial mental blocks about blocking

ASIN: B0006EZPNM
Release Date: 1991


The Elements of Playwriting

ISBN: 157766227X
Release Date: 2001-12-06

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The Power of One: The Solo Play for Playwrights, Actors, and Directors

ISBN: 1577666208
Release Date: 2009-02-28

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The Director's Vision: Play Direction from Analysis to Production

ISBN: 1577666763
Release Date: 2010-04-14

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Literary Awards

External Links

Louis Catron on WorldCat

Louis Catron on Amazon

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