The following podcast is the latest of how playwright, Cat Rhoden Goguen met the subject of her latest play, Unstoppable By Design. Hear from Matt Rifenburg and Cat as they speak candidly about the process of writing the play and what they have gained from each other. You can also catch a glimpse of their first meeting after the play was complete. Watch first meeting by clicking HERE
On Friday, May 10, 2019 three plays were performed in a night to honor playwright Cat Rhoden – Goguen. The three plays were: May I Have Your Attention, Please? (Clay County HS, Pioneer Drama), The Most Human (Whitley Co HS, Brooklyn Publishers) and Unstoppable By Design (Premiere performance by Lynn Camp HS faculty and student combined cast) See video clips and photos of the performances.
Click on link below to hear the full interview with Matt Rifenburg and Cat Rhoden – Goguen about the writing and impact of, Unstoppable By Design. Thanks to Carol Graham, host of, Never Ever Give Up Hope for the opportunity to be a part of this podcast.
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The Most Human
Lynn Camp High School faculty and students
Retired Knox County teacher and current playwright Catherine Rhoden-Goguen, visited the classroom of one of her former drama student Corri Taylor to share her newest play, “Unstoppable by Design” with Taylor’s students.
Rhoden-Goguen contacted Taylor about putting together a cast of both students and teachers for her newest play.
“Unstoppable by Design” highlights the life of Matt Rifenburg, who had to overcome several obstacles in order to achieve success, something Taylor’s students said they related to. They not only met with Rhoden-Goguen, but also Matt Rifenburg.
During the visit students got to know Rifenburg and his story, the inspiration behind the play, and read through several scenes.
These students and teachers from Lynn Camp will be performing “Unstoppable by Design” on May 10th at Union College.
A retired Knox County teacher and current Playwright, Catherine Rhoden-Goguen, will soon reveal her newest play called “Unstoppable by Design” on Sunday, March 17.
“Unstoppable by Design” highlights the life of Matt Rifenburg, who endures throughout a journey of life’s obstacles in pursuit to achieve success, despite the possibility of failure.
“Will his drive and perseverance be enough, or was his fate sealed with the first blow?”, as quoted from Rhoden-Goguen’s website.
“Unstoppable by Design” is not the only play she has written. Her first, “May I Have Your Attention, Please?” won the Critic’s Choice Award for the Wisconsin State One Act PlayFestival.
She even had the opportunity to discuss the writing process and inspiration for “Unstoppable by Design” on the podcast called: Strength to Be Human by Mark Antony Rossi.
“I want to write plays that engage the audience in thinking, questioning,” Rhoden-Goguen said, “And then with those results, I want them to go a step further and have my plays be a catalyst for action…even if that is just beginning a discussion about a difficult to talk about subject.”
Her plays have been performed at colleges, community theaters and on high school stages. She will continue to share her passion of drama with many others at Clark County Library in Winchester, Kentucky on St. Patrick’s Day.
Samantha Walden, reporter