Niloufar Talebi / Writer,Theater Artist

is a writer, artist, performer, and award-winning translator. She is the editor/translator of BELONGING: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008), and the creator of multimedia projects, Four Springs (2004), Midnight Approaches (2006), ICARUS/RISE (2007), and The Persian Rite of Spring (2010). She is the author of Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels), a libretto reflecting on the decade since 9/11, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Cal Performances. Visit her at

She is currently working on The Epiphany Project with Paola Prestini and Ali Hossaini.