Susan Yankowitz is a playwright, novelist, librettist and occasional screenwriter. Her play A-Z Boxes won the 2011-2012 award for Best Ensemble Play in Ankara, Turkey; her monologue about Mukhtar Mai, on its own and as part of Seven, was recently produced in India, Afghanistan, Jordan and Sweden. Thumbprint, her opera with composer Kamala Sankaram runs January 10-18 2014 at Baruch Performing Art Center, produced by Beth Morrison Projects/HERE. Her work has been translated into twelve languages and she has received grants from MAP, NEA, Guggenheim, McKnight and Rockefeller Foundations, among others. Her archive is catalogued at Kent State Library.
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