Jessica Litwak (U.S.) is an internationally recognized educator, director, performer, and drama therapist, and she is the artistic director of The H.E.A.T. Collective and Artists Rise Up New York. Her plays include The Emma Goldman Trilogy, Wider Than the Sky, and My Heart is in theEast. Her work has been published by NoPassport Press, Smith & Krause, Applause Books, and The New York Times. She has a PhD in Theatre for Social Change and is a Fulbright Scholar.