Noor Theatre's 48 Hour Forum
I am so excited to work with Noor Theatre for the first time on their 48 Hour Forum. The festival teams playwrights, actors and directors together for a super fast and fun two days of creating theatre based on news coming out of the Middle East. For more info on the performances and a link to tickets, click here!
Writopia Worldwide Plays!
I'm thrilled to be working with Writopia Lab again this year on their Worldwide Plays Festival. The festival lets young playwrights from ages 6-18 see their work fully staged and produced with professional theatre makers. It's such a rewarding experience and I'm glad to jump in again. I will be performing Tuesday May 9th at 6pm and 8pm, Saturday May 13th at 4pm as well as Sunday May 14th at 1pm. More info on the festival and the full lineup can be found here!
My music duo fajjr+ali will be performing at Alvernia University this Wednesday for their Earth Day Festival. We will go on around 2pm!
I'm excited to be a part of a wonderful day of play readings of works by Middle Eastern playwrights this Wednesday May 19th! The day will feature works of playwrights from Syria, Lebanon and Egypt and end with a panel discussion with some leading theatre experts. More on the event can be found here!
I'm honored to have been part of an amazing workshop of a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in Damascus, Syria. The workshop was helmed by Syrian director Kholoud Sawaf and was produced by TheatreSquared based out of Arkansas. The workshop was an exploration of dance, song and text related to traditional Syrian culture alongside adaptations of Shakespeare's text. TheatreSquared plans on putting up a full production in 2018. To learn more about them, check them out here!
I recently workshopped Salim, Salim, a new play with The Flea written by an Israeli playwright about a Palestinian man returning to Gaza after 10 years of being in prison. It was a pleasure to work with such a great team on a great piece!