Andreas Selmeci
Holds a PhD in German Literature. He also studied philosophy and history of art. For the biggest part of his work life, he worked for a German program called “Civil Peace Service”. This brought him to Cambodia (8 years), Afghanistan (3.5 years) and Kurdistan Iraq (3.5 years). He is deeply connected to ArtRole since he advised Adalet Garmiany in the production of his first movie “Mosul, My Home”. Andreas currently does peace work in Nepal.

Lois Keidan
Co-founded the Live Art Development Agency in 1999 and was its Director until 2021. She was Director of Live Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London from 1992 to 1998. Prior to the ICA, she was responsible for national policy and provision for Performance Art and interdisciplinary practices at the Arts Council of Great Britain, and before that she worked at Midland Group, Nottingham and Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Dartington College of Arts in 1999, an Honorary Fellowship by Queen Mary, University of London in 2009, and an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Gothenburg in 2015. United Kingdom

Catherine Filloux
(playwright, librettist, activist, educator) is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for over twenty- five years. Her plays have been produced in the U.S. and internationally and have been widely published and anthologized. Catherine was honored with the 2019 Barry Lopez, Visiting Writer in Ethics and Community Fellowship; the 2017 Otto René Castillo Award, for Political Theatre; and the 2015 Planet Activist Award. Filloux is the librettist for four, produced operas; her most recent Orlando is the winner of the 2022 Grawemeyer award. Catherine has traveled all over the world for her plays and in Iraq she collaborated with ArtRole’s production of her play The Beauty Inside and ArtRole’s Women in Action conferences. She received her M.F.A. at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic. Writing Program and her French Baccalaureate in Philosophy, with Honors, in Toulon, France. Filloux is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders, as well as an alumna of New Dramatists. United States of America