Born in London, Niloufar Talebi is a writer, theater artist, and award-winning translator. She holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine in Comparative Literature, and an MFA from Bennington College in Writing and Literature. She studied acting with Jean Shelton and Cyril Clayton. She is the editor/translator of the anthology, BELONGING: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008), and the creator/performer of multimedia projects such as, Four Springs (2004), Midnight Approaches (2006), ICARUS/RISE (2007), The Persian Rite of Spring (2010). She is also the founding director of the Translation Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting Iran-inspired projects. Her latest project is A-tash Sorusha-n (Fire Angels)(2011), co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, where it world premieres in March 2011, and Cal Performances, where it West coast premieres in April 2011..
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