Catherine Coray is the program director for The Lark Middle East-US Playwright Exchange.  Previously, she was the director of hotINK at The Lark, which introduced New York audiences to new plays from over 50 countries.  She has been on the faculty of NYU Tisch since 1991, and teaches and collaborates with artists in Austria, Belarus, Chile, Cuba, Lebanon, and Egypt.  She currently teaches in and is overseeing the NYU Abu Dhabi Theater Program.  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 recent (May 2016) Middle East America gathering at The Lark, and in November 2016 curated and co-produced Arab Voices: here/there/then/now at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center.  Coming up: Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine, presenting three plays by Arab-American authors at the Dar el Nimer Center for Palestinian Art and Culture in Beirut.  Catherine is a member of The Lark Artistic Cabinet and serves on the advisory boards of The Mercurian translation journal and Arab Stages.