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Haleh Roshan is an Iranian-American writer with Charcot-Marie Tooth disease. Her work fuses leftist politics with intercultural narratives to challenge global capitalist power structures and trouble conceptions of individual identity and ability. Plays include A PLAY TITLED AFTER THE COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR FEMALE-IDENTIFYING 20-SOMETHINGS LIVING IN NYC IN THE 2010S, about young leftist women during the 2016 Democratic Primaries (2019 Corkscrew Festival); FREE FREE FREE FREE (2018 O'Neill NPC Finalist; Exponential Festival), chronicling the successes and failures of the Diggers, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Black Panthers in 1967; THE WOMAN QUESTION, adapted from the Evin-prison memoir of a woman in 1980s Iran; THE HOUSEGUEST, freely adapted from a play by Mohsen Yalfani (Oye! Avant Garde); and REVERENCE, a retelling of the founding years of the Joffrey Ballet examining the relationship between art and money (Tom Kirdahy Productions). Pilots include BELLWETHER (2016 Austin Film Festival Second-Round Semi-Finalist) and THE LEGITIMATE, about women in the theater in the 1930s and '40s (Screen Craft Quarter Finalist). Her fiction has appeared in online literary journals and been read at Mellow Pages, KGB, Pacific Standard, and others. MA: NYU Gallatin. @halehroshan / halehroshan.com