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Haleh Roshan is an Iranian American playwright and fiction 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. Full-length plays include FREE FREE FREE FREE (2018 O'Neill NPC finalist); A PLAY TITLED AFTER THE COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR FEMALE-IDENTIFYING 20-SOMETHINGS LIVING IN NYC IN THE 2010S (Play Date at Pete's); and REVERENCE, about the founding years of the Joffrey Ballet (Tom Kirdahy Productions). Pilots include BELLWETHER (2016 Austin Film Festival Second-Round Finalist) and THE LEGITIMATE (in development with BSmithey Productions), about women in the theater in the 1930s and '40s. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in online literary journals and been read aloud (kind of like a play!) at Mellow Pages, KGB Bar, Pacific Standard, and others. MA: NYU Gallatin.