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Catherine Coray

Catherine is the Program Director of the Lark Play Development Center US-Middle East Playwright Exchange and is the founder of the Arab Voices initiative.

Catherine Coray is the Program Director of the Lark Play Development Center US-Middle East Playwright Exchange; previously she curated hotINK at the Lark, which over 13 years introduced New York audiences to new plays from over 50 countries.  She has been on the faculty of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing since 1991, and teaches and collaborates with artists in Austria, Belarus, Chile, Cuba, Lebanon, and Egypt. in 2014, she co-curated, with Syrian director Naila Al Atrash, a convening of Middle-Eastern Women in Theater at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in NYC. In spring, 2016, she convened a Middle East America gathering of US artists of MENA origin at The Lark. In November 2016 Catherine curated and co-produced Arab Voices:here/there/then/now at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center;  in March 2018 she co-presented Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine at Dar el Nimer in Beirut.  Upcoming, in spring 2019: Arab Voices: Three New Plays in Translation at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York City.  Catherine serves on the Lark Play Development Artistic Cabinet and on the advisory boards of The Mercurian Translation Journal, Arab Stages, and on the Advisory Council of Lebanese American University Communication Arts.

Telling Stories
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Telling Stories

An Arab/Arab American Theatre Collaboration

20 May 2018

For the last few years, professor Catherine Coray has been helping create collaboration opportunities for theatre artists in Arab countries and the Americas. Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine is the most recent iteration, and has taken place in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Beirut.

Middle East America Convening, May 18–19, 2016, at The Lark
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Middle East America Convening, May 18–19, 2016, at The Lark

23 May 2016

The 2016 Middle East America Convening May 18–19, 2016 at The Lark.