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A Distinct Society

Full-length | 3M, 2W | Genre: drama, comedy, political 

A quiet library that straddles the border of the U.S. and Canada becomes an unlikely crucible for five people from around the world. When an Iranian family, separated from one another by the "Muslim ban," use the library as a meeting place, the head librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer, and a local teenager have to choose between breaking the law and saving themselves. 

Development History

NEW YORK STAGE & FILM — Reading

BANFF PLAYWRIGHTS LAB — Developmental Residency

THE LARK — Reading

Awards & Recognitions

SEMI-FINALIST: NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE, EUGENE O'NEILL THEATRE CENTER, 2020

SEMI-FINALIST: PREMIERE PLAY FESTIVAL, PREMIERE STAGES, 2020

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The Yacoubian Building

Based on the novel by Alaa Al Aswany 

Full-length | 9M, 4W | Genre: drama, international

Based on the beloved bestselling novel, The Yacoubian Building tracks the intersecting lives of Egyptian citizens of different religions, genders, sexual orientations, and class backgrounds who live and work in the titular building – a microcosm of an Egypt infested with corruption, discrimination, despair, and ugliness. A provocative portrayal of sociopolitical corruption eating away at the foundation of the country, as well as well as an unflinching look at homosexuality and sexual desire in a conservative society. 

Development History

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY — Workshop

LaGUARDIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER — Reading

THE DRAMA LEAGUE ROUGH— Reading

Awards & Recognitions

SEMI-FINALIST: NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE, EUGENE O'NEILL THEATRE CENTER, 2019 

SEMI-FINALIST: BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2019

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The Triumphant

Full-length | Cast: 4M, 1W | Genre: drama, comedy, experimental, devised

Trapped in a prison, a group of gay men conjure the fantastical stories of Sindbad the Sailor as they await their uncertain future. A multi-media theatre performance piece that draws both from interviews conducted with members of the LGBTQ community in Egypt and mythic stories of survival and bravery, The Triumphant is about the resilience of the human spirit even in the face of the greatest adversities.

Development & Production History

TARGET MARGIN THEATER — Workshop Production

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Pareidolia

Full-length | Cast: 4M, 2W | Genre: dark comedy; drama

When Mal and Adam match on an online dating service, they form an immediate and intense bond. From the initial blush of flirtation, they gradually spiral into mistrust, secrecy and pain. Real-world and online identities become confused until nothing is what it seems. Pareidolia is a darkly comic and terrifying look at intimacy, connection, and disconnection in the modern age.

Development History

FAULT LINE THEATRE — Reading

THE LARK — Reading

RISING CIRCLE THEATER COLLECTIVE — Reading

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The In-Between

Full-length | 3M, 2W | Genre: drama, suspense, supernatural

Set in the midst of the Arab Spring and the world financial meltdown, The In-Between is a tense supernatural thriller about the oppositions that define our existence. When Nabil, an Egyptian revolutionary fleeing Cairo during the 2011 uprising, arrives in New York to stay with his American-born cousin Fatima, he is carrying with him a terrible and ancient secret. Fatima’s roommates, Parker and Benjamin, are a couple who have reached a threshold in their burgeoning relationship. Epsa, a young Muslim woman from Macedonia, gets drawn into Nabil’s inner turmoil. All five of these individuals become embroiled in the eternal conflict between light and dark where humankind is caught perilously in the middle.

Development & Production History
NOOR THEATRE — Workshop Production 

NOOR THEATRE — Workshop

Marie Davis in 3/Fifths

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