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Katrin Arefy is an essayist and playwright who examines the many absurd realities that we experience in our daily lives in her writing.


Her essays and playscripts have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including North Dakota Quarterly, Water~Stone Review, Fleas on the Dog, Free State Review, and Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, The Tusculum Review and Some Scripts Literary Magazine.


Her plays have been premiered in New York City, performed in California, reached the semifinalist round at Ivoryton Playhouse’s inaugural Women Playwright’s Initiative, selected for inclusion at the Iranian Drama Festival in Heidelberg, Germany, and Funny Shorts in Florida. Her latest theatre work, The Portrait of an Angel, a Lion, a Monster was premiered in Manhattan, NY in January 2022 The play was well received by he audience and NY critics in  a review on The Theatre Times. 


Katrin's play A Massacre was included in the 2023 season of Golden Thread Production's ReOrient Festival. 


Katrin Arefy’s essay “Blowing Dandelions,” published in Volume 18 of The Tusculum Review, was honored by Series Editor Robert Atwan on the Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2022 list in The Best American Essays 2023."

Photo: Hagit Caspi

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