Roberta Levitow

Roberta Levitow – a producer, director, dramaturg and teacher, Roberta served for 15-years as the Senior Program Associate/International with the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and its East Africa (SIEA) and Middle East North Africa (MENA) initiatives. As a consultant, she recently advised The Remote Theatre Project: Palestine’s January 2019 production of GREY ROCK by Amir Nizar Zuabi and she is presently the Consulting Producer with Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina to create and develop the NBO Musical Theatre Initiative in Nairobi, Kenya. She co-founded and directs Theatre Without Borders (TWB), a grass-roots volunteer network of theatre artists world-wide: theatrewithoutborders.com. TWB collaborations include: the 2015, 2017, 2019 Climate Change Theatre Actions and the 2018 Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening (with Howlround); Between Home & Exile: New Palestinian Drama (Golden Thread ReOrient Forum, 2015); The Acting Together Project (Peacebuilding & the Arts Program, Brandeis University); Cultural Mobility Conference & Launch of the “Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for the U.S.A.” (Segal Center CUNY & On the Move, 2015); Eti! East Africa Speaks! (Segal Center 2008); After the Fall: Reality and the New Romanian Theatre (Segal Center 2006). Fulbright Ambassador Emerita, Roberta was a Fulbright Specialist at: Chinese University of Hong Kong; the National University of Theatre & Cinematography in Bucharest; Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Awards include American Honoree, 15th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre 2003; Alan Schneider Award 1992. Accomplishments and writings are featured in: The New York Times; AMERICAN THEATRE Magazine; Theatre in Crisis?: Performance Manifestos for a New Century; ; Writing the World: On Globalization; International Women Stage Directors; American Women Stage Directors of the Twentieth Century; roMANIA after 2000; Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict/Volume 1: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence. Graduate of Stanford University; former faculty at UCLA and Bennington College; member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Think Tank of the Lab for Global Performance & Politics at Georgetown University.