I am thrilled to once again be a part of this landmark festival – this year joining the remarkable team of Thumbprint – a gorgeous new opera by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz which chronicles the journey of Mukhtar Mai (an illiterate woman gang-raped as retribution for an ‘honor crime’ her brother allegedly committed who becomes the first woman in Pakistan to bring her attackers to justice and in turn vows to build schools to educate women) —it is a powerful work about a truly singular, exceptional human being………January 10-19, Baruch Performing Arts Center.