Catherine Eaton is an award-winning director , actor , writer , and storytelling activist . She uses story to create radical inclusion and as a tool for transformation .
Catherine directed / co-wrote the feature THE SOUNDING - starring Harris Yulin ( OZARK ) and Frankie Faison ( THE WIRE ) – which won over two-dozen awards on the festival circuit including four Festival Grand Prizes , sold to HBO for international broadcast , myCinema for North American theatrical , and was nominated for the SAMHSA Voice Awards for activism . She was selected as a Shadowing-Director for Ryan Murphy ' s Half Program and for Tribeca Film Festival ' s " Through Her Lens " Director ’ s Lab and Grant .
Catherine ’ s pilot script FREE RADICAL – based on her experience working with freelance news crews in conflict zones – was selected for The Gotham / IFP ' s Project Forum . Catherine is a Statera Mentee under Showrunner Kit Steinkellner , and an inaugural Avalon : Story Fellow . She is a Director / Writer at Next Chapter Podcasts where she has directed seven fiction episodes and written the audioplay for 75 plus episodes in collaboration with Marcus Gardley ( THE CHI ), Oscar-winner Jeffrey Witty and others .
She has created content for MSG ' s Garden of Dreams Foundation and shares an Emmy with the production team on " The Human Toll of Ethanol " ( Bloomberg TV ). As an actor , Catherine has performed on Broadway , in regional theaters across the country , on TV and film , and toured internationally . She was recently nominated for a Helen Hayes Award . Catherine teaches Screen Directing at Harvard , and is the founder of the Empathy | Genius Lab where she explores the intersection of Collective Genius , Story , and Radical Inclusion . She is Paraguayan and French-American .