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Laura Barati is a writer, performer, and deviser of new works. She trained at Kenyon College, the National Theater Institute, and the School at Steppenwolf and received her M.F.A. in Graduate Musical Theatre Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. As a writer, her work has been performed at American Opera Projects, NYMF, Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, Barrington Stage Company, Prospect Theater Company, Two River Theater, Common Man Musicals, Stage femes, The Sidewalk Cafe, and Art is Theatrical. Recent writing projects include the operas Henna Leaves and Uprising with composer Aleksandra Weil, the musical How To Create A Young Girl with composer TJ Rubin, and The Electric Brain's We Regret To Inform You That Reza Is Dead. Upcoming projects include the musical Miss Havisham's Wedding with lyricist David Gomez and composer Jude Obermuller and Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary with The Electric Brain.

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