SYLVIA KHOURY

 is a New York-born writer of French and Lebanese descent.

 

Plays include SELLING KABUL (Playwrights Horizons- Upcoming, Seattle Repertory Theater- Upcoming, Williamstown Theater Festival), POWER STRIP (LCT3, development at Playwrights Horizons, WP lab), and AGAINST THE HILLSIDE (Ensemble Studio Theater, development at the Lark, the O'Neill, Roundabout Theater Underground, and NNPN). Commissions include Lincoln Center, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Seattle Repertory Theater

Awards include the 2021 Whiting Award for Drama, the L. Arnold Weissberger Award and Jay Harris Commission and a Citation of Excellence from the Laurents/Hatcher Awards

Memberships (current and previous) include EST/ Youngblood, Noor Theatre/Pop Culture Collab Cohort, Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop at The Lark , the Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and the WP Lab.

Profiles/interviews include Playbill, The Paris Review (re: Whiting Award), Playwrights Horizons: Behind the Scenes of Virtual Rehearsal Process (Video),  Williamstown Theater Festival Lawn Talk (Video), the Lark, the Interval's Women to Watch, SPLIT: Playwright & Woman in Medicine (Video), and here's one from my high school newspaper, the King Street Chronicle.

Writing on medicine includes That Doesn't Apply to Me (Playwrights Horizons Almanac). My essay about my Algerian great-grandfather and his experience fighting for France in World War One is in my Playwrights' Perspective (Playwrights Horizons).

Education: BA (Columbia University), MFA (New School for Drama), MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

  

SELLING KABUL
PLAYS:
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Photo by Yael Nov

For professional inquires please contact

Ally Shuster (Theater): ally.shuster@caa.com 

Angela Dallas (TV): angela.dallas@caa.com 

2W, 2M

UPCOMING: New York Premiere: Playwrights Horizons,  2021

World Premiere: Williamstown Theater Festival, July 2019

L. Arnold Weissberger Award and Jay Harris Commission, 2018

Citation of Excellence, Laurents/Hatcher Award, 2018

Spring Reading Festival at New Group, 2018 

Kilroys List 2017

Noor Theater Reading at NYTW, 2017

DNA New Works Reading at La Jolla Playhouse, 2017

POWER STRIP

2W, 2M

World Premiere: LCT3, October-November 2019

Playwrights Horizons Reading, May 2018 

Pipeline Festival Reading, Womens’ Project, April 2018

AGAINST THE HILLSIDE

2W, 7M

Ensemble Studio Theater Premiere, Feb. 2018

Kilroys List 2017 (finalist)

Kilroys List 2016

Lark Playwrights’ Week, 2016

O'Neill Theater Conference, 2016

Roundabout Underground Reading Series, 2016

NNPN National Showcase of New Plays, 2016

MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center, 2015