This section covers drama works by Arab American playwrights and screenwriters.
Leila Buck is a Lebanese American playwright, actor, facilitator and educator who has lived, performed, and taught theatrical tools to youth, educators, aid workers, UN delegates and others across the U.S., Europe, China, Australia and 11 Arab countries.
A playwright, essayist, filmmaker, and theater producer, Khoury’s work focuses on Middle Eastern themes and Diaspora communities. He is particularly interested in the intersections of culture, national identity, religion, and citizenship.
Born in Egypt, raised in London and now based in Seattle, Yussef El Guindi’s work frequently examines the collision of ethnicities, cultures and politics that face Arab-Americans and Muslim Americans.
A Palestinian-American actor, voice over actor, writer and Founding Artistic Director of Obie Award-winning company, Noor Theatre, a company dedicated to the work of theater artists of Middle Eastern descent.
Jacob Kader is a producer, writer and director. He made his Off-Broadway debut as Co-Author of Food and Fadwa at New York Theater Workshop in 2012. The play has been translated into Arabic and has been produced or had a staged reading in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Iowa, and Minneapolis.
Dina Amin, MFA, PhD, Director of the Theatre Program, is a stage director and Associate Professor of Theater at the American University in Cairo, Department of the Arts. She was also an assistant professor of Theater at Villanova University and a visiting professor at Georgetown University.