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Associate Arts Professor, Program Head Theater Affiliation: NYU New York
Education: BA State University of New York (Fredonia); MFA City University of New York (Brooklyn)
Catherine Coray has been on the faculty of NYU Tisch School of the Arts since 1991 and teaches and collaborates with artists in Austria, Belarus, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, and Lebanon. She also teaches at NYU Abu Dhabi and served as the interim Director of the NYUAD Theater Program, 2016-2017. Previously, she was the director of hotINK at The Lark, which introduced New York audiences to new plays from over 50 countries; she now is the Program Director for The Lark Middle East-US Playwright Exchange. In 2014, she curated In The Same Room, a conference of Middle-Eastern Women in Theater at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in NYC. She also convened the 2016 Middle East America gathering at The Lark, and in November 2016 curated and co-produced a festival at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center in November 2016 called Arab Voices: here/there/then/now. In March 2018 she curated and co-produced Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine, which brought together three Arab-American playwrights with Lebanese and Palestinian actors to introduce their work to Beirut audiences at Dar el Nimer Center for Palestinian Art and Culture. Catherine is a member of The Lark Artistic Cabinet and serves on the advisory boards of The Mercurian translation journal, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and Arab Stages.