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Best First Time Filmmaker

We are very excited to announce that 19th Street Productions has picked up Best First Time Filmmaker at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. Our short film “CATHERINE” is also an Official Selection of the IMDB Independent Shorts Awards with an Honorable Mention for Sarah Roy in the Best Actress Category!

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CATHERINE

Check out a teaser from our short film “CATHERINE” based on the hit show “Catherine And Anita”. Look out for the feature film coming soon too!   “A young woman awkwardly reveals all of her life’s secrets on her very first date. But is anyone listening?” Written & Directed by Derek Ahonen Produced by 19th…

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CATHERINE AND ANITA – LONDON PREMIERE

All hell breaks loose when a tortured young misfit named Catherine strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Anita. As their unlikely relationship develops, their world escalates into a violent cycle of destruction and revenge. Told over the course of decades, CATHERINE AND ANITA is a dark comedy about heartbreak, illness and ultimately how those…

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‘COURAGEOUS PERFORMANCE’

Script  Stagecraft  Performance  Catherine & Anita is a powerful & flippant piece of theatre. The brainchild of American writer/director Derek Ahonen, he has chosen as his mouth-piece the electric watch that is Sarah Roy, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Together, they tell the story of Catherine & her…

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Q&A WITH VOICE MAG

Sarah Roy takes some time to talk to Voice about Catherine and Anita, inspirations, and to give advice to young people. Could you first introduce yourself to the reader? (Sarah Roy answers) I’m Sarah Roy, I’m the producer of the show and I also star in it. Derek Ahonen is the writer and director. How…

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VILE ARTS INTERVIEW

Derek Ahonen, Playwright and Director of 19th Street Production’s ‘Catherine & Anita’ interviews about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance. What was the inspiration for this performance? I had wanted to write a one person show for a decade, but never had a fully formed idea. When Sarah Roy, the star of the show, came to me…

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FEMALE FIRST INTERVIEW

Sarah Roy talks to FEMALE FIRST about her new show Catherine and Anita ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Actress Sarah Roy talks about her new play Catherine & Anita and the mix of challenges and cathartic relief that comes from playing such emotionally-charged characters every night. I remember seeing Cush Jumbo’s Josephine and I at the Bush Theatre a…

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‘SLICK, SICK AND UNSETTLING’

Catherine and Anita review

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‘DEMONSTRABLE DEPTH’

“A bold, creative and imaginative show”. READ THE 5-STAR REVIEW FROM BELOW… The Drunken City, despite sounding like a Daily Mail headline for any British metropolitan area, is written with such unsubtlety it could only be set in America. The odd British English idiom crept in, however, a possible deliberate ploy to make the production as engaging…

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‘GRIPPING AND INTENSE’

‘Gripping and intense, sad and hopeful; a dramatic experience you shouldn’t miss.’ Read the 4-star review from Voice Mag below… Catherine and Anita is a play about mental illness and abuse, but it is also a play about friendship and hope. It is a stark reminder of those we so often let ourselves forget, and…


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