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Rabiah Rowther is a current MFA Directing graduate student at the Actor's Studio Drama School at Pace University. A recent MFA graduate from the Rita & Burton Goldberg Dramatic Writing MFA Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she completed a film screenplay thesis titled MERELY A MADNESS and was a recipient of the TV Writing by a Graduate Student department award. Prior to NYU, she received her BS in Film & Television at Boston University, with a minor in English.


Most recently, Rabiah is on the Screening Committee for the 2023 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF31), and was on the Committee last year (HIFF30). She has previously worked as a Development Intern at Jane Startz Productions, Inc., FilmNation Entertainment, and Milojo Productions, and as a Production and Literary Assistant for director & producer Peter B. Barton. Her short play FLAUBERT WOULD HATE (MOST OF) THIS was featured as part of Access Theater's Salon Benefit.

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Rabiah ran a book blog CONFESSIONS OF A READAHOLIC for eight years, and worked with publishers such as Penguin Random House and HarperCollins in book and author promotion. Her reviews have been featured in publications, and she was a guest speaker on a panel about Goodreads at the Google Apps for Education Summit in Singapore, 2013.

Originally from India, Rabiah has lived in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Canada before her family settled in Singapore. She is currently resides in Brooklyn and spends her time between NYC and Singapore—and no, the 24-hour travel time does not get easier.

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