Catherine Filloux
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for twenty-five years. Catherine was honored in New York City with the 2017 Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre. Her new play whatdoesfreemean? about women and mass incarceration in the U.S. premiered at Nora's Playhouse in New York City. Her play Kidnap Road premiered at La MaMa in New York City, and was presented by Anna Deveare Smith as part of NYU's Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. Filloux received the 2015 Planet Activist Award due to her long career as an activist artist in the theater community. Other recent productions include: Selma '65 which premiered at La MaMa and has been performed around the U.S., including at Pygmalion Productions, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City, Utah; and Luz at La MaMa, and Looking for Lilith Theatre Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Catherine is the librettist for three produced operas, New Arrivals (Houston Grand Opera), Where Elephants Weep (Chenla Theatre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia), The Floating Box (Asia Society, New York City). Filloux has been commissioned by the Vienna State Opera to write the libretto for composer Olga Neuwirth's new opera, Orlando, which premieres in December 2019.

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