CATHERINE FILLOUX RECEIVES THE OTTO AWARD
Sunday, May 21, 2107 the Otto Awards honored Catherine Filloux, an award-winning playwright http://www.catherinefilloux.com/awards.html whose work has been addressing human rights and social justice for over twenty years. Filloux’s more than twenty plays have been produced in New York and around the world, and she has written the librettos for several operas. She has received numerous awards and grants for her playwriting and developed the Oral History Project A Circle of Grace with the Cambodian Women’s Group at St. Rita’s Refugee Center in Bronx, NY. She has provided French-English translations for various theater companies and periodicals. Filloux is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders and has served as a speaker for playwriting and human rights organizations around the world.
Catherine Filloux has a strong Ohio connection where during her 2003 Winter quarter residency as the annual James Thurber Playwright-In-Residence she taught a course on playwriting. Catherine was instrumental in starting a group called “Women Count Call for Equal Representation” which called upon all theatres in the United States to produce plays that reflect the diversity of our society, especially plays by women of all colors, and to hire more women directors, with the goal that an average of half the plays produced in any given season be written by women, half directed by women.
The Catherine Filloux collection at the Theatre Research Institute includes play scripts, programs and other accompanying ephemera. http://library.ohio-state.edu/record=b5686886~S7
The Collection is the Gift of Catherine Filloux
ABOUT THE OTTO AWARDS
The Otto Awards (Executive Producer: Diane Stiles) were founded in 1998 to recognize, support and connect theatre companies and artists engaged in creating political, experimental and community-based theatre. They have been awarded to 92 theatres and individual theatre artists from the United States, Austria, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Pakistan, Serbia and the United Kingdom. http://www.castillo.org/otto-awards/