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Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for the past twenty years. Her plays have been produced in New York and around the world. They include: Dog and Wolf (59E59 Theaters, NYC, 2010), Killing the Boss (Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC, 2008); Lemkin's House (Rideau de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007; McGinn-Cazale Theatre & 78th Street Theatre Lab, NYC, 2006; Kamerni teatar 55, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2005); The Beauty Inside (New Georges, NYC and InterAct, Philadelphia, 2005); Eyes of the Heart (National Asian American Theatre Co., NYC, 2004); Silence of God (Contemporary American Theater Festival, WV, New Play Commission, 2002); Mary and Myra (CATF, 2000 and Todd Mountain Theater, NY, 2002); Arthur's War (commissioned by Theatreworks/USA, NYC, 2002); Photographs From S-21, a short play that has been produced throughout the world; Escuela del Mundo (commissioned by OSU, Columbus, toured 2006-2005). The Beauty Inside was translated into Arabic for a workshop at ISADAC in Morocco, 2004.

Ms. Filloux wrote the book and lyrics for Where Elephants Weep (Composer Him Sophy), a musical, which received its world premiere in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2008. She is the librettist for The Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown (Composer Jason Kao Hwang), selected as a Critics Choice in Opera News, 2005; CD released by New World Records; premiere at Asia Society.

Awards include: New Generations-Future Collaborations Award (Mellon Foundation/TCG), PeaceWriting Award (Omni Center for Peace), Roger L. Stevens Award (Kennedy Center), Eric Kocher Playwrights Award (O'Neill), Callaway Award (New Dramatists), Fulbright Senior Specialist (Cambodia & Morocco), William Inge Center for the Arts Playwright-In-Residence, Thurber Playwright-In-Residence, Asian Cultural Council Grant, Winner Nausicaa Franco-American Play Contest, Rockefeller MAP Fund (for Southern Rep and Floating Box), 5-time Heideman Award Finalist (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Juror for 2004 MES International Theater Festival, Sarajevo, Core Writer of The Playwrights' Center, and New Dramatists alumna. Oral History Project: A Circle of Grace with Cambodian Women's Group, Bronx, New York. French-English Translation: Ubu Rep, NYC, and various periodicals. Eyes of the Heart was developed for Lifetime TV.

Ms. Filloux's plays are published by Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Vintage and Prentice Hall. Her recent anthology Silence of God and Other Plays is published by Seagull Books, London Limited. Her articles have appeared in such periodicals as American Theatre, Manoa, and The Drama Review. She received her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and her French Baccalaureate with Honors in Toulon, France. Ms. Filloux is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders and has served as a speaker for playwriting and human rights organizations around the world. http://www.catherinefilloux.com.