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 has, over the last 13 years, introduced New York audiences to new plays from over 50 countries. As an actor, Catherine worked with such directors as Anne Bogart, Susan Dietz, Andre Gregory, Michael Kahn and Lois Weaver and appeared in the Los Angeles premiere of Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others; as a director, she has staged work by Keith Curran, Richard Hoehler, Holly Hughes, Jessica Litwak and Martin Moran. 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. She now teaches each fall at NYU in Abu Dhabi and co-curated, in 2014, with Syrian director Naila Al Atrash, a convening of Middle-Eastern Women in Theater at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in NYC, bringing together theater makers and thinkers from nine North African, Eastern Mediterranean and Gulf countries with U.S.-based artists of Middle Eastern origin for two days of performance, discussion and debate. She convened the recent Middle East America gathering at The Lark, and is curating a festival to take place at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center in November 2016 called Arab Voices: here/there/then/now. Catherine is a member of The Lark Artistic Cabinet and serves on the advisory boards of The Mercurian translation journal and Arab Stages.