Cathy Clarke is a playwright, director, and educator trained at Queen’s University.  Founder of Scenes for High School Drama Students, Cathy has had various scripts from her Geocities website featured on international stages and speech competitions.  Currently the Department Head of Performing Arts at Arts Mackenzie, Cathy facilitates an enriched arts education secondary school program for York Region District School Board students. In addition, Cathy is the Creative Director for the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra, leading the creative team in the development, writing, and execution of unique and interactive musical presentations for the orchestra’s five concert season.  Cathy’s directing credits include The Mousetrap, The Miracle Worker, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Antigone, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Charlotte’s Web, The Importance of Being Earnest, Grease, Honk, Music Man, Fame, As You Like It, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Kiss Me Kate, That Elusive Spark, Cinderella and Crazy for You.  Cathy is currently a member of the Council of Drama and Dance Teachers, holds Theatre Arts and Theory of Knowledge teaching qualifications for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, is a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and serves on the Town of Richmond Hill’s Cultural Leadership Council.