FILLOUX is an award-winning playwright who
has been writing about human rights and social justice for the past twenty
years. Her new play LUZ will premiere September 27, 2012 to October 14,
2012 at La MaMa in New York City, where she is an Artist in Residence.
commissioned libretto, New Arrivals, for Houston Grand Opera, Song of Houston,
will premiere in June 2012, composed by John Glover. Catherine has been
commissioned to write a new one-woman play for the actor Marietta Hedges
about the civil rights movement and the KKK. Filloux is currently developing
her play All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, into a musical with composer
Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and John Daggett.
Catherine recently traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the Henry
Smith Artist in Residence Programme in Woodvale Cambrai Community Centre
and Holy Cross/Wheatfield Primary Schools, with The Playhouse Derry~Londonderry.
Filloux’s more than twenty plays have been produced in New York
and around the world. They include: Dog and Wolf (59E59 Theaters/Watson
Arts, 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, 2002); Mary
and Myra (CATF, 2000 and Todd Mountain Theater, NY, 2002); Arthur’s
by Theatreworks/USA, NYC, 2002); Photographs From
S-21, a short play that
has been produced throughout the world and Escuela
del Mundo (commissioned
by The Ohio State University and touring Ohio in 2006-2005).
The Beauty Inside was translated into Arabic for a workshop at ISADAC
in Rabat, Morocco, 2004. “Dog and Wolf” Community Outreach
Project is a new model conceived by the playwright in 2010, produced by
Watson Arts, to bring theater to neighborhoods where theatergoing isn't
necessarily part of everyday culture.
Filloux wrote the libretto for Where Elephants Weep (Composer Him Sophy)
an opera, which received its premiere in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2008.
She is the librettist for The Floating Box: A Story
in Chinatown (Composer
Jason Kao Hwang), which opened at Asia Society in New York City and was
selected as a Critics Choice in Opera News in 2005, released by New World
Awards include: Voice Award for Artistic Works (Voices of Women), 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), MAP Fund (for The
Breach and The
Floating Box), 5-time Heideman Award Finalist (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
and the Callaway Award (New Dramatists). She is a Fulbright Senior Specialist
(Cambodia & Morocco), Asian Cultural Council Grant and LMCC Manhattan
Community Arts Fund and Fund for Creative Communities recipient. She served
as a Juror for Sarajevo’s MES International Theater Festival and
as a James Thurber and William Inge Center for the Arts Playwright-In-Residence.
She is a Core Writer (The Playwrights’ Center) and New Dramatists
alumna. She developed the Oral History Project A Circle of Grace with the
Cambodian Women's Group at St. Rita’s Refugee Center in Bronx, NY.
She has provided French-English translations for various theater companies
and periodicals. Catherine developed her play Eyes
of the Heart for Lifetime
Filloux’s plays are published by Playscripts, Smith & Kraus,
Vintage, DPS and Prentice Hall. Her anthologies include Silence
of God and Other Plays, published by Seagull Books, London Limited
and Wolf & Killing the Boss, two plays
by Catherine Filloux, NoPassport
Press. Her articles have appeared in periodicals including American Theatre,
Manoa, and The Drama Review. Catherine received her M.F.A. in Dramatic
Writing from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and her French
Baccalaureate in Philosophy with Honors in Toulon, France. Filloux is featured
in the documentary film “Acting Together on the World Stage" co-created
by Dr. Cynthia E. Cohen and filmmaker Allison Lund, in collaboration with
Theatre Without Borders. Filloux is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders
and has served as a speaker for playwriting and human rights organizations
around the world.
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