Catherine Scott Burriss has been teaching, studying, and creating theater and performance for most of her life, working on productions at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the Montréal Fringe Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Thick Description (San Francisco), performing solo or with her fellow WiseAcres at New Langton Arts (San Francisco), UC Berkeley, and CSU Channel Islands, and guiding students at UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, California Institute of the Arts, and Cal State Channel Islands, where she has pursued her adventures in performance and pedagogy as an assistant professor in the performing arts program since its inception in 2006. She holds a doctorate in Performance Studies, with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, from UC Berkeley. Catherine and her wife Elaine are one of the bizarrely privileged 18,000 same-sex couples who got legally married during California's "Summer of Love," and the proud parents of a toddler who is already showing a penchant for theatrics.