Atlantic for Kids Announces World Premiere of Heart Strings by Lee Cataluna
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New York, NY – Atlantic Theater Company’s Atlantic for Kids will present the world premiere of Lee Cataluna’s Heart Strings, with performances set to begin October 1 at the Linda Gross Theater.

Lee Cataluna was born and raised on Maui, though her Native Hawaiian ancestors were from the island of Kauai. Her work for theatre includes commissions from La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, and San Francisco Playhouse. Her script Funeral Attire won the Von Marie Atchley Award for Excellence in Playwriting from Native Voices at the Autry. Her rollicking ensemble piece Flowers of Hawaii has jolted audiences in Los Angeles, NYC, and most recently at Chautauqua Institute Summer 2022. Heart Strings was workshopped at PLAYground at Northwestern University; had a reading at NYU Steinhardt; and received a ReImagine grant through TYA/USA to be developed at Atlantic Theater. Her work has been supported by NEA grants. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside.

Atlantic for Kids has presented fun, quality children’s theatre for close to twenty years and presents two productions each season. These acclaimed shows are noted for their ability to touch on serious themes while entertaining kids with a blend of music, humor, and spectacle. In addition to its weekend performances for families, Atlantic for Kids has welcomed thousands of NYC public school children to see weekday performances. These performances include talkbacks with cast members and discussions about the themes of the play.