Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for over twenty years. Filloux's new play Kidnap Road was the headline for Planet Connections reading series in New York City and she was honored with the Planet Activist Award due to her long career as an activist artist in the theater community.
Recent productions include: Selma '65, which premiered at La MaMa in New York City and is now touring the U.S., and Luz at La MaMa and Looking for Lilith Theatre Company in Louisville, Kentucky.
Other plays: Dog and Wolf (59E59 Theaters, New York City); Killing the Boss (Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City); Lemkin's House (Rideau de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City; Kamerni Teatar 55, Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, Scotland); The Breach, with Tarell McCraney and Joe Sutton (Seattle Repertory Theatre and Southern Rep, New Orleans); The Beauty Inside (New Georges, New York City, co-produced with InterAct Theatre Co., Philadelphia); Eyes of the Heart (National Asian American Theatre Company, New York City); Silence of God (Contemporary American Theater Festival, Shepherdstown, W.V.); and Mary and Myra (Pygmalion Productions, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Contemporary American Theater Festival). 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 produced operas, and has been commissioned by the Vienna State Opera to write the libretto for composer Olga Neuwirth's new opera, Orlando, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf (2019).
Catherine's more than twenty plays have been produced in the U.S. 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