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Please come watch Book Wings Iraq 2014 at a Viewing Party at Culturehub,
47 Great Jones (between Lafayette and Bowery),
3rd Floor, at 10am, New York City time, on March 11th

or see the live internet stream

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’s play, LUZ, which premiered at La MaMa in 2012, will be produced by Looking for Lilith Theatre Company at the The Henry Clay Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky in February/March 2014.

In December 2013 Catherine took part in an 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.

In November 2013 ArtRole's 3rd International Women’s Conference - Iraq, was hosted in the cities of Erbil, Sulaymania and Kirkuk. This year the conference included a theater collaboration between Catherine Filloux and Kurdish theater director Gaziza Omer. 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.

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’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. 

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.