Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright and a cofounder of Theatre Without Borders, a volunteer network engaged in international theater exchange. She has been writing on human rights and social justice for the past twenty years and has lectured extensively on these topics. Her plays focus on genocide and other human rights issues. To date, she has written four plays that address the Cambodian genocide: Eyes of the Heart, Photographs from S-21, Silence of God, and Where Elephants Weep. Her plays exploring human rights do not end with Cambodia. Her newest play, Dog and Wolf, grapples with both the Bosnian genocide and political asylum in the US. The Beauty Inside is about an attempted honor killing and Lemkin's House is about Raphael Lemkin, the man who invented the word genocide. Filloux's plays have been produced around the world in various languages. A collection of five of her new plays, Silence of God and Other Plays, is published by Seagull Books, with introductions for each play by leading scholars, who provide context and commentary on the range of Filloux’s drama. In addition to her work as a solo playwright, Filloux has done a good deal of collaborative work. She has received awards from the O'Neill, Kennedy Center, Omni Center for Peace and New Dramatists, and most recently the Voice Award for Artistic Works from Voices of Women. Filloux received her master of fine arts in dramatic writing from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is a cofounder of the Acting Together on the World Stage project.

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