On January 4th, I'll be performing in a work in progress staged reading of Iphigenia Point Blank a new multi-disciplinary piece that examines the plight of refugees through the lens of Euripidies character Iphigenia. The production features original film and music alongside scripted material to tackle the paralells of refugees past and present. The play is written by Lisa Schlesinger, composed by Kinan Azmeh, directed by Marion Schoevaert with a film by Irinia Patkanian. The lead Iphigenia is played by Layale Chaker on the violin. More information can be found here.
December 13th – 15th I will be performing at The Flea in their late night show Serials. This late night play competition pits 5 plays against each other and lets the audience vote each night on their favorite plays. The top 3 at the end of the weekend gets to write the next episode for the following cycle. It's always a lot of fun to be a part of and to watch!
fajjr+ali is incredibly happy to be performing at Performing Arts Mosaic Open Wedding on December 15th. The event will celebrate the wedding of Pam and Adam, the founder of Performing Arts Mosaic. Check out more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/326560071271876/
On November 26th, I will be in a reading of Across the Aisle by Alyssa Haddad. The reading will take place at Theater for the New City in the East Village as part of their New City, New Blood Reading Series. More info here!
On Sunday, November 4th, my band fajjr+ali will make our Pianos debut in the Lower East Side. We are super excited to perform a full set of our original music at this New York staple. The show will also take place on my birthday, so what better way to help me celebrate than come out and support us! Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online or at the door!
I'm very excited to have been cast in a workshop of the new musical Eh Dah? Questions for My Father written by Aya Aziz and directed by Arpita Mukherjee. Originally an award winning solo show, it has now been expanded into a larger cast and this workshop will help to continue the development process before premiering at Next Door at NYTW.
I'm honored to be taking part in a collaboration between Palestinian and Native American artists. The collaboration will be a four day workshop where we explore the similar histories each community shares and will culminate in an evening of play readings written by or dealing with Palestinian and Native Americans. The project is produced by Donkeysaddle Projects and the Eagle Project and will take place at the American Indian Community House on Sunday October 21st at 7pm.
I'm super excited to have booked my first major TV role in Ramy, a new series for Hulu which will debut in 2019. Ramy follows an Egyptian-American Muslim growing up in New Jersey while navigating his various identities in modern America. I will have a co-star role in one episode of the first season.
In August I will be performing in TÁO – a new piece by Ran Xia and directed by Florence Le Bas. TÁO is a multidisciplinary piece that combines extracts of the poems The Peach Blossom Spring by Tao Tuanming and You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe, with On Raglan Road by Patrick Kavanagh. It explores the concept of home and what that means when you've grown up moving from place to place. It will be performed as part of The Tank's DarkFest, which presents performances without the use of the lighting grid in order to be a bit more energy conscious. Tickets and more info can be found here.