Roberta Levitow is a director, dramaturg, teacher, founding member of Theatre Without Borders, and a co-designer of Acting Together on the World Stage. She has directed over fifty productions nationally and has run numerous international projects, with a particular emphasis on developing original writing and new American work. She is currently the artistic associate with the Sundance Theatre Program's Sundance Institute East Africa initiative. Her accomplishments and writings have been featured in various publications including The New York Times and American Theatre Magazine. Levitow was named the American Honoree at the 15th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre in 2003, received the Alan Schneider Award in 1992 for directorial excellence, has received several Fulbright Specialist awards, and is currently a Fulbright Ambassador. She is a graduate of Stanford University and former faculty member at UCLA and Bennington College.