1. Deborah Merola
Deborah Merola is a Ph.D. in Dramatic Arts from the University of California at Berkeley, a 2003 and 2011 Senior Fulbright in Theatre in Nepal, and the Founding Artistic Director of One World Theatre. She has devised, directed and/or produced over 70 plays, often concerned with social justice issues in other countries and the USA. For OWT, she has directed such Western classics as Golden Boy, The Sea Gull, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and MASTER HAROLD… and the boys; cutting edge contemporary dramas like The Laramie Project, In the Red and Brown Water, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Oleanna, and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, and adapted or devised Nepali materials for Telling a Tale: Kitchen Dramas, Love in Kathmandu, and Nepali Aama. Merola directed Anna in the Tropics, which performed at the 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav International Theatre Festival in 2017, and The Diary of Anne Frank, supported by the European Union, the German and Israel Embassies and the United Nations, which performed for International Holocaust Day in 2017. This production recently performed at the 8th International Theatre Olympics, produced by the National School of Drama in India, and held for the first time in 2018 in South East Asia.