As a playwright, Mr. Catalano’s works have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hawaii and Dayton, Ohio including The American Rose Garden, Cyclotron (La Mama, N.Y.C.), Evolution, Waiting For to Go (Kennedy Center, Hawaii), and Saturday Nights. His play Autumn Sweet, produced by the Dayton Playhouse was optioned for film by Warner Bros. Studios. Autumn Sweet which has received staged readings at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and the El Portal Theater in Los Angeles. His play The Resting Place has had a staged reading by the Echo Theatre Company as part of a grant from the Showtime Network and Myths and Tangos toured in Los Angeles.
As an executive, Catalano has served in various capacities at Lorimar Studios, Beverly Hills Playhouse, and Southern California Center for the Arts and Warner Bros. where he had a “first look” writing deal for the development of television and motion picture properties. He has also written and performed in animated television series and feature films including DIGIMON DIGITAL MONSTERS, THE ADVENTURES OF DYNAMO DUCK for Fox TV, the Sci-Fi series ROBOTECH and ABC television series including LA LAW, NYPD BLUE, MURDER ONE, CIVIL WARS and UGLY BETTY.
Catalano conducts seminars on acting and writing nationwide and has been a featured speaker at the Annual Writer’s Conference and Annual Stage, Screen and Television Actor’s Conference sponsored by San Diego State University. He also conducts theatre and acting seminars at University of Southern California. In 2009, he was a featured speaker in Europe and presented lectures in Turkey, Greece and Italy. THE CREATIVE AUDIENCE, ART OF THE MONOLOGUE and WHITE KNIGHT BLACK NIGHT are available at bookstores nationwide or on line at http://www.amazon.com/-/