is a New York-born writer of French and Lebanese descent.
Plays include SELLING KABUL (Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theater Festival, Seattle Repertory Theater- Upcoming), 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.
Profiles/interviews include the New York Times (on Selling Kabul), 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.
Prose includes That Doesn't Apply to Me, a piece about medicine (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)
Photo by Yael Nov
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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
World Premiere: LCT3, October-November 2019
Playwrights Horizons Reading, May 2018
Pipeline Festival Reading, Womens’ Project, April 2018
AGAINST THE HILLSIDE
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