When Matt Met Cat

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

Click here to listen

An Evening of Plays is a Huge Success

Playwright, Catherine Rhoden – Goguen
An Evening of One Acts, designed by Charles Myrick
Playwright Cat Rhoden Goguen and Matt Rifenburg, the subject of her latest play, Unstoppable By Design
Lynn Camp High School combined cast of students and teachers with Cat Rhoden Goguen and Matt Rifenburg for the premiere of, Unstoppable By Design
Matt Rifenburg with a student actor from Clay County HS who was inspired by Matt’s life in the play, Unstoppable By Design #Theatre4Change
Clay Co High School cast with playwright Cat Rhoden Goguen

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.

Carol Graham podcast interview with Matt & Cat

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.


Upcoming Performances

Dare To Be Authentic Radio Show with Mari Mitchell featuring Matt Rifenburg and Cat Rhoden Goguen, Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 pm EST

Live call in show- must create a log in

Dare to Be Authentic Live Radio



Podcast Never Ever Give Up Hope with Carol Graham featuring Matt Rifenburg and Cat Rhoden Goguen, April 16, 2019



The Most Human

Chase High Speech and Debate
Forest City, NC
Whitley County High School, Williamsburg, KY @ Premiere, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
May I Have Your Attention, Please?
Premiere, Clay Co HS, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Unstoppable By Design

Lynn Camp High School faculty and students

Premiere, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Lynn Camp Combined Student/Teacher Cast to Premiere Unstoppable by Design

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.

Group Picture: Back: Saxon Crawford, Bobby Sinclair, Matt Rifenburg, Dalton Cook Middle: Lori Mullins, Brianna Agosto-Santiago, Masyn Mitchell, Corri Taylor Front: Catherine Rhoden-Goguen

Read Through