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Faculty, Vassar College, Playwriting Instructor, Poughkeepsie, New York

Catherine’s new one-woman play SELMA '65 for actress Marietta Hedges will premiere at La MaMa in New York City, in September-October 2014; directed by Eleanor Holdridge. Catherine received a 2013 Ethelwyn Doolittle Justice and Outreach Committee grant for the play. 

° SELMA '65 Premieres at La MaMa September 26 to October 12, 2014 - Theatremania Article
° Radio interview with David Diamond, Artists' Lives and Careers
° NBC Interview
° Mia's World, City World Radio, Interview with Catherine Filloux and Marietta Hedges, September 2, 2014

In November 2013 ArtRole's 3rd International Women’s Conference - Iraq, was hosted in the cities of Erbil, Sulaymania and Kirkuk. A theater collaboration between Catherine Filloux and Kurdish theater directors Gaziza Omer and Peshro Hosaen. THE BEAUTY INSIDE, which was first produced in 2005 by New Georges in New York City and InterAct in Philadelphia, was translated into Kurdish by Nawzad Shwani. The actress, Sawan Khaled, who played the key role Yalova, was 17 years old and a second year student at the Fine Arts Institute in Sulaymania. Sawan portrays a 14 year old girl, who was raped, became pregnant and was thrown in a canal by her family, because she dishonored them. Sawan was accompanied by a professional cast of actors from across Iraq, who portrayed many roles. Click here to see the poster for this production.

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2013 Overseas reading tour to Sudan and South Sudan organized by the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
A new play THE MISUNDERSTANDING, Workshop with director Melia Bensussen; dramaturg Polly Carl; actress Kimber Riddle; at Emerson College, Boston, MA, June, 2014
May 27, 2014 Panelist, Mount Holyoke College-Simmons College-Smith College, The Women in Public Service Project, Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict
Playwright Facilitator, 8th Annual International Playwright Retreat, La MaMa Umbria, Italy

Book Wings Iraq 2014
Six new short works from writers in the U. S. and Iraq including MOCK COURT by Catherine Filloux: When a terrifying post 9-11 reality becomes a schoolyard game, can life go on as normal?

Catherine participated in Bridges of Understanding's annual conference, #eARAB: Emotionalizing Arab Identity in the Digital Age, December 9, 2013 at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC.

Catherine has been commissioned to write a new short play for Book Wings Iraq, a collaborative bilingual theatre initiative produced in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Her play MOCK COURT will be staged in March 2014 and viewed by audiences in Iowa City, Iowa and in Baghdad, Iraq as well as by internet viewers around the world. This will be the 3rd year of Book Wings. Other playwrights include: David Kranes and Heather Raffo.

Catherine is writing a new play THE NIGHT WHEN THE GAME IS PLAYED. The artistic team includes actress Kimber Riddle and the director Melia Bensussen.

Catherine participated in “Imaging Genocide: Artistic Responses to Mass Violence, Storytelling and Performance” at the USC Shoah Foundation, with Yvette Rugasaguhunga and Elida Schogt. Catherine’s play Photographs from S-21 was performed by Michelle Krusiec and Ryun Yu, directed by Stacie Chaiken. Following their performances, Filloux and Rugasaguhunga spoke with USC dramatic arts professor Stacie Chaiken and USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen D. Smith. The event was co-sponsored by the USC School of Dramatic Arts and STAND.

Catherine’s play Dog and Wolf is featured in MANOA On Freedom: Spirit, Art, and State, Edited by Frank Stewart and Fiona Sze-Lorrain.

Catherine was a Participant at The University of British Columbia, A Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Roundtable, Breathing Life Into the Ashes: Resilience, Arts and Social Transformation, in Vancouver, Canada.

Catherine 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. The artistic team includes director Will Pomerantz.
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