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Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for over twenty years. Recent productions include: Selma '65 which premiered at La MaMa in New York City and is touring the US; and Luz at La MaMa and Looking for Lilith in Louisville, Kentucky. Catherine went on an overseas reading tour to Sudan and South Sudan organized by the University of Iowa's International Writing Program; and her play The Beauty Inside was produced in Northern Iraq, in the Kurdish language, by ArtRole. She is the librettist for three operas, and has been commissioned by the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) to write the libretto for composer Olga Neuwirth's new opera, Orlando, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf. Catherine's more than twenty plays have been produced in the US and around the world. She is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders and has served as a speaker for playwriting and human rights organizations around the world. www.catherinefilloux.com.