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Maria Litvan was born in Uruguay, and grew up in Barcelona. She trained as an actress before moving to New York in 1997, where she studied film and theatre at Hunter College. She is the recipient of several awards, including the John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting, the John Gassner Award, and in Catalonia, the Premi Josep Robrenyo. Besides developing her own work, Maria has collaborated with international companies such as La Fura dels Baus, Brith Gof, Malqueridas, LorRojo, and The New Stage Theatre.  She has an M.A. in Individualized Studies at Gallatin, NYU, with a concentration in perception, mysticism, and performing arts, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center, CUNY.