Ruth Margraff

Ruth Margraff's writing includes six martial arts operas with composer Fred Ho for the Apollo, Guggenheim, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and several national tours; seven now touring the world after being introduced by Hillary Clinton, directed by Julie Taymor, featuring Meryl Streep at the Hudson Theater (NYC). Ruth created her Café Atarsia Ensemble with composer Nikos Brisco, and they have toured throughout the USA, UK, Canada, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Japan, Egypt, India, Azerbaijan, Austria, etc. Ruth's writing has been produced nationwide, awarded four Rockefeller Foundation commissions, two McKnights, Jerome Fellowship, various NEA, TCG, TMUNY, NYSCA and Arts International awards, a Fulbright new opera award, an Illinois Arts Council Artist Project grant and a CultureConnect envoy to Calcutta.  Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service; Kendall/Hunt; Backstage Books; Performing Arts Journal; American Theatre; Theater Forum; The Drama Review; Playscripts, Inc.; New Village Press; Applause Books; Martin Segal Press; University of Illinois Press; Conjunctions; Autonomedia; Skyhorse/Teatro V!da; and NoPassport Press.  She is Chair of Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.