I'm thrilled to share that the Ancram Opera House's production of Invasion! has won the 2022 Berkshire Theatre Critics Award for Outstanding Ensemble. I'm honored to have won alongside the amazing cast and team of the show and to be nominated alongside some incredible theater companies and artists. See the full list of winners here.
Staged Reading of Tradition!
I'm excited to be jumping into a staged reading of excerpts from Tradition! a new musical by Mike Mosallam with music and lyrics by Avi Amon and Danny Bryck. The musical follows a Palestinian-American high schooler as he tries to figure out how to balance his seemingly conflicting identities all while helping to stage an adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof set in Palestine. The reading is being produced by Pop Culture Collaborative and will be held at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference on October 11th.
I'm thrilled to be joining the cast of Ancram Opera House's production of Invasion! by Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Originally produced in Sweden, Invasion! made its way to NYC in 2011 where it won an Obie Award. The show follows a mysterious Arab name on a game of telephone and explores the way the west interacts with immigrants, particularly those of Middle Eastern descent. Invasion! runs August 5th – 21st. Learn more and get tickets here.
One Night at Target Margin Theater
After years of collaborating on making theatrical work based on The One Thousand and One Nights, Target Margin is presenting One Night. This nine-hour theatrical experience is a culmination of over five years of work exploring The Nights. The show includes numerous stories from The Nights as well as historical context and adjacent stories from other traditions. Performances are April 19th – May 28th. Tickets and more info can be found here.
I'm excited to be working with my friend and frequent collaborator Leonie Bell on her new piece Sonntags wird gelogen Or We Only Lie on Sundays. In this dark humor Tanztheater landscape, matriarchal lineages converge and convene with mistranslations, misunderstandings, mundane anecdotes, and your weird neighbor. Cacophonies of choral song and pedestrian movement; performed in German, English, & Denglish. Peformances are December 2nd – 12th at The Brick Theater in Brooklyn. More information here!
I'm thrilled to be working with my friend and collaborator Leonie Bell and her company Local Grandma on their new piece Sommersonnenwende & Other Arrivals. The Show will be performed at Target Margin Theater as part of their Magin in Plain Site June Residency. You'll get to see some hilarious grandma comedy, song and dance, and maybe even catch me on saxophone. Performances will be held on June 19th at 7pm and 8:30pm. More info can be found here.
2021 Drama League Awards Nominee!
I'm honored to share that American Dreams which I worked on virtually in the fall of 2020 was nominated for Outstanding Interactive or Socially-Distanced Theater at the 2021 Drama League Awards. I was so lucky to have work lined up over the pandemic, and thanks to the incredible team, we were able to pivot the show into the digital realm. See the full list of winners and nominees here.
Now Go and Act Accordingly
During these uncertain times, I'm super grateful to be working with Target Margin Theater to be creating theatrical work while so theaters are still closed. Now Go And Act Accordingly is a new piece that looks at the Greek myth of Baucus and Philemon and asks how do we be hospitable in times when so many are still apart. Performances will be outdoors, with social distancing at Target Margin in Sunset Park. Come see us May 7th - 29th. More info here.
Virtual Reading - "Walls"
I'm thrilled to be performing in a virtual staged reading of "Walls" by Summer Ghassan Awad. More info on the play and tickets can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walls-a-play-for-palestine-tickets-128433671569
Virtual Tour of American Dreams
I'm beyond thrilled to be returning to perform in American Dreams. I was lucky to be a part of the world premiere at Cleveland Public Theatre in 2018 and am so excited to be bringing this important show to audiences around the country. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the original tour had to move to virtual, but in doing so we've been able to partner with a number of theaters around the country who will present the show. The show imagines a world where the only way into the US is through a game show competition where three contestants must compete for citizenship. The audience is involved every step of the way and their real votes decide who will win American Dreams. More info including showtimes can be found here!