Marissa Roth, the photographer, is an internationally published freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has worked on assignments for various prestigious publications including The New York Times and was part of The Los Angeles Times photography staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News Coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and a number of images are in the museum, corporate and private collections. A commissioned portrait project by The Museum of Tolerance/ Simon Wiesenthal Center, to photograph the Holocaust survivors who volunteer there, Witness to Truth, is on permanent exhibition at the museum. One Person Crying: Women and War, Roth’s 30-year personal photo essay that addresses the immediate and lingering impact of war on women in different countries and cultures around the world, is currently a traveling exhibition. Her book, Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was released in April 2014 and is also currently a traveling exhibition. Additional books include Burning Heart: A Portrait of The Philippines, Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out, and Come the Morning, a children’s book about homelessness. Roth is based in Los Angeles and Phoenix, and more on her project that inspired this play can be seen at

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