Ruth Margraff. Playwright and librettist Ruth Margraff is a recipient of four Rockefeller Foundation commissions, a McKnight national commission and residency with the Playwrights' Center, a Fulbright New Opera Award to Greece, and two NYSCA Individual Artist awards, in addition to awards from TMUNY, TCG/ITI, NEA, Arts International, and Meet the Composer, among others. Her work has been developed and produced throughout New York City and the U.S., as well as in Russia, Greece, Japan, India, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Great Britain, and Canada. Ms. Margraff is currently collaborating with Overtone Industries and the Theater of Note in Los Angeles, Big Red Media for BAM New Wave and the Apollo Theater in New York, and Seven/Vital Voices Global Partnership in Washington, D.C., as well as touring with her Café Antarsia Ensemble signed to Innova Records. She released her second album, Songs of the Table, in October, 2007, and her writing has been published by Performing Arts Journal, Kendall/Hunt, Backstage Books, American Theatre, Theater Forum, The Dramatist, Romanian Cultural Institute (CUNY), Johns Hopkins, Manchester, NuMuse Anthology (Brown), Chain (Temple), Epoch (Cornell), Conjunctions (Bard), Autonomedia, and Playscripts, among others. Ms. Margraff is an alumnae of New Dramatists and a member of Hourglass Group, Theatre Without Borders, and League of Professional Theater Women, and represented by Susan Schulman. She's an Associate Professor of the Master of Fine Arts program in Writing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.